LCPD: Man threatened girlfriend with knife after believing she appeared in porn video

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A Las Cruces man is in jail for allegedly threatening his girlfriend with a knife after he believed he saw her in a pornographic video.

According to a news release, Daniel Albert Rojas, 28, is charged with felony counts of aggravated assault against a household member and false imprisonment.

Police say officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at about 3 a.m. Thursday, and found Rojas at his home and his girlfriend at a nearby elementary school.

According to the release, Rojas and his girlfriend have been together for about six years and have a young child together.

The woman reportedly told investigators that, during the early morning hours, Rojas entered the bedroom and forcefully began inspecting her body.

Rojas claimed he did so because an actress in a pornographic video he was watching had distinctive marks on her body, which he thought resembled those on his girlfriend’s.

Investigators determined that he then became upset because he mistakenly believed his girlfriend was the porn actress.

Police say the woman was packing her clothes to leave when Rojas allegedly armed himself with a pocketknife, threatened her, and prevented her from leaving the home.

She ultimately left the house and called 911, according to police.

Rojas was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center where he’s initially being held without bond.

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