Police: Man previously arrested for child abuse, arrested for molesting 13 year old
A Las Cruces man arrested last month on child abuse charges for forcing his two children to live in a roach-infested and feces-laden home now faces multiple felony counts of sexually molesting a young girl, police said.
Police have charged David Pearson, 31, with seven first-degree felony counts of criminal sexual penetration of a child under 13 years of age and three second-degree felony counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor.
Las Cruces Police detectives learned that Pearson forced a young family member who resided at his residence to disrobe and engage in sexual activities various times between January 2011 and January 2013.
According to police, Pearson is now being held at the Doña Ana County Detention Center with a cash-only bond set at $150,000.
On Feb. 4, 2013, Pearson was charged with two counts of child abuse after detectives found that his two daughters were living in a roach-infested home. the home also had dog feces smeared into the carpet and signs of insects nesting inside the residence. Pearson posted bond and was released from jail, police said.