Doña Ana County, NM (KTSM) — Authorities in Dona Ana County have arrested and charged 29-year-old with Jose Luis Melendez with criminal sexual penetration after he allegedly fondled a 10-year-old family member.
Melendez was arrested at his home in the 200 block of Ironwood on Monday with the assistance of Las Cruces Police. Investigators believe that Melendez inappropriately touched a 10-year-old female family member.
The young victim told her mother, who called police.
Melendez is charged with first-degree criminal sexual penetration. He is currently being held at the Dona Ana County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond.