LOCAL MAN ARRESTED ON MOLESTATION CHARGES

LOCAL MAN ARRESTED ON MOLESTATION CHARGES

A Las Cruces man was arrested Tuesday on charges that he inappropriately touched a younger relative.

Gabriel Carreon, 25, of 1310 S. Pecos St. #11, was arrested without incident on 10 counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor. The alleged incidents occurred between May, 1996, and November, 1998, while the younger relative was between the ages of seven and nine. Because the boy was under the age of 13 at the time of the alleged incidents, Carreon is charged with third-degree criminal sexual contact.

At the time of Carreon’s arrest, Magistrate Judge Susanna Chaparro set a secured bond of $250,000.

For more information, call Grant A. Taylor, assistant to the director of public information, at (505) 647-7290. Residents calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7290.