POSTED: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 2:02pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 5:05pm
LAS CRUCES — A 3-year-old toddler was said to be suffering injuries commonly caused by sexual penetration, leading to the arrest of her relative Andres Baca-Linares, 29.
Baca-Linares has been charged with one count of criminal sexual penetration of a minor. The offense is a first-degree felony count.
Detectives learned that Baca-Linares had custody of the girl for a few hours on May 29. Shortly after he returned the child to her grandparents’ home, the girl complained of discomfort and indicated that Baca-Linares had touched her inappropriately.
Baca-Linares was arrested Friday and is being held at the Dona Ana County Detention Center.