LCPD: Man charged with sexually assaulting relative
Las Cruces, NM — Las Cruces Police arrested a man suspected of forcing an adult relative to submit to sexual intercourse.
Oscar Chavira, 45, is charged with one count each of criminal sexual penetration and battery against a household member.
Police learned that Chavira and the 29-year-old woman had been drinking alcohol together late Sunday evening. Detectives believe Chavira fell asleep but, at some point, awoke and wanted to have sex with the woman.
The woman did not want to participate in such activity but, investigators learned, Chavira forced the sexual intercourse. Chavira also is believed to have struck the woman’s face with the back of his hand.
Chavira was arrested Monday, April 7, and booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center with bond set at $50,000.