LAS CRUCES (AP) – A Las Cruces man has been indicted on charges stemming from allegations that he sexually molested his girlfriend’s two young children.
A Third District Court grand jury indicted 25-year-old Bobby Mendoza on Friday of 13 counts of criminal sexual penetration.
Mendoza was also indicted on two counts each of second- and third-degree criminal sexual contact of a minor.
He is also facing two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and one count of evidence tampering.
State Child Protective Services received information that Mendoza allegedly was sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl and 6-year-old boy.
Police say Mendoza had been in a relationship with the children’s mother for three years.
It’s unclear if Mendoza has a lawyer.
If convicted, Mendoza faces a minimum of 19 years in prison.
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