Dona Ana County Sheriff: Man suspected of fondling 10-year-old family member arrested

Dona Ana County Sheriff: Man suspected of fondling 10-year-old family member arrested
Courtesy Dona Ana County Detention Center
CrimeBeat
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 3:29pm

Authorities in Dona Ana County have arrested and charged 29-year-old with Jose Luis Melendez with criminal sexual penetration after he allegedly fondled a 10-year-old family member.

Melendez was arrested at his home in the 200 block of Ironwood on Monday with the assistance of Las Cruces Police. Investigators believe that Melendez inappropriately touched a 10-year-old female family member.

The young victim told her mother, who called police.

Melendez is charged with first-degree criminal sexual penetration. He is currently being held at the Dona Ana County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond.

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