LC Man Accused of Sexual Contact With 10-Year-Old
POSTED: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 12:47pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 11:20am
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A man accused of having sexual contact with a 10-year-old girl was arrested on felony charges of criminal sexual penetration of a child and criminal sexual contact of a minor.
According to Las Cruces detective, Oscar Oropeza, 32, attended a gathering hosted by the little girl's family on Friday, Feb. 3. Because Oropeza had been drinking alcohol he was allowed to spend the night at the family’s home.
Detectives learned that at some point during the early-morning hours of Feb. 4 Oropeza went to where the girl was sleeping, picked her up, and carried her to a bedroom. There, Oropeza is alleged to have had sexual contact with the young girl. Soon after the girl told her parents what happened, Oropeza was ordered to leave their home.
Oropeza was arrested Monday afternoon and is being held at the Dona Ana County Detention Center.