Las Cruces Man Arrested for Raping Unconscious Woman
LAS CRUCES- Police arrested a man who broke into a home Sunday evening and raped an unconscious woman.
Jesse Lamance, 27, is charged with one count of criminal sexual penetration by force or coercion, and one count of aggravated burglary.
Shortly before midnight Sunday, Aug. 21, police say a woman who lives at the home took her prescribed medications and fell asleep. Sometime after doing so, Lamance entered the home and raped the unconscious woman.
In New Mexico it is a felony to have sexual intercourse with a person who is incapable of providing consent.
A friend of the victim arrived at the home to find the woman still unconscious and Lamance hiding in a closet.
Lamance was arrested a short distance away at his home. He is being held at the Dona Ana County Detention Center with bond set at $75,000.