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Suspect in Sexual Assault of 3-Year-Old Now Charged with Making Threats

Suspect in Sexual Assault of 3-Year-Old Now Charged with Making Threats

POSTED: Monday, June 11, 2012 - 5:37pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 10:52am

A man arrested June 1 on charges that he sexually assaulted a 3-year-old relative is now charged with threatening to injure the young girl’s mother and grandmother.

Andres Baca-Linares, 29, now faces one count of criminal solicitation to commit bribery of a witness, a third-degree felony offense.

Baca-Linares was incarcerated from June 1 until he posted bond on June 5. Las Cruces Police detectives learned that while Baca-Linares was in jail, he placed a telephone call in which he made threats directed at the child’s mother and grandmother.

Police re-arrested Baca-Linares this past Saturday on the criminal solicitation charge.

On June 1 Baca-Linares was arrested and charged with a first-degree felony count of criminal sexual penetration of a minor. Detectives learned that on May 31 the 3-year-old girl was seen by a pediatrician who discovered that she was suffering from injuries commonly caused by sexual penetration.

Detectives learned that Baca-Linares had custody of the girl for a few hours on May 29. Shortly after Baca-Linares returned the child to her grandparents’ home, the girl complained of discomfort and indicated that Baca-Linares had touched her inappropriately.

Following his June 1 arrest Baca-Linares was being held at the Dona Ana County Detention Center with a cash-only bond set at $15,000. His new bond amount has been set at $50,000 cash.


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What is going on in Las Cruces.... is there a disease going around or what????? why is it that there are so many physically, sexually abused and murdered babies. This sort of sickness does not exist in Third World Countries, But the land of enchantment in Las Cruces New Mexico is infected with some unknown mental illnes that has yet to be discovered.

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