Joshua Ruben Chavez, 43, of Las Cruces, is charged with five first-degree felony counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor, two second-degree felony counts of sexual exploitation of and two misdemeanor counts of incident exposure.
Investigators contend Chavez began repeatedly molesting the pair about three years ago, after he befriended the mother of the girls, although information about the abuse just recently came to light. Police said he also took sexually explicit cell phone photos and videos of the girls, who were ages 9 and 10 at the time the abuse started.
After both girls underwent interviews at La Pinon Sexual Assault Recovery Services and confirmed the assaults, police said they obtained an arrest warrant for Chavez. Investigators believe there may be additional victims of Chavez and urged them to come forward by calling police at You must be logged in to post a comment.
By Jim Parker. Published July 6, PM. Related Articles. When this goes on for years the parents should be arrested too.
Log in to Reply. Another pervert that wants to be added to the alphabet community. The P is for pervert.
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