Former detective pleads guilty to more sex crimes

Michael Garcia
Michael Garcia

LAS CRUCES (KRQE) – A former Las Cruces detective has pleaded guilty to more sex crimes.

Michael Garcia, 38, admits he sexually assaulted a female relative from the time she was 11-years-old.

Garcia has already pleaded guilty to assaulting a high school student who was an intern at the department.

In 2011, Michael Garcia took the 17-year-old girl on a ride-along, then drove to a secluded area and attacked her.

Garcia faces a nine year sentence in that case. He faces 15 years in the latest case. 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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