Las Cruces man suspected of molesting 11-yr-old girl

Las Cruces man suspected of molesting 11-yr-old girl
Las Cruces Police Department
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POSTED: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 12:11pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 5:14pm

Las Cruces Police have arrested a man they suspect had a sexual relationship with an 11-year-old girl. 

LCPD say Rodrigo L. Escarsega, 38, has been charged with 10 counts of criminal sexual penetration of a child under the age of 13. All charges are first-degree felony counts.

The young girl's mother became suspicious of Escarsega, a family friend for at least five years, after she returned home and discovered that her daughter had gained access to adult content on the family's shared computer this past Saturday.

The girl disclosed to her mother that Escarsega showed her pornographic videos in the past few weeks. Further investigation by LCPD revealed that Escarsega allegedly engaged in sexual activities with the young girl on several occasions while her mother was away from home.

Escarsega was arrested Saturday and booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center with a cash-only bond set at $100,000.
 

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