Man jailed for kissing stepdaughter

Josue Garcia is accused of inappropriately kissing 12-year-old stepdaughter

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A man is in jail Saturday after police say a neighbor caught him inappropriately kissing his step-daughter.

Albuquerque police say 20-year-old Josue Garcia admitted to kissing the 12-year-old Thursday night.

Police say the neighbor saw Garcia because the door was open to their apartment

According to the criminal complaint Garcia had texted the girl saying quote “age is nothing but a number.”

Saturday a judge told him if he’s released, he has to stay away from the victim.

He’s charged with criminal sexual contact of a minor.

The judge kept Garcia’s bond at $10,000 cash. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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