Police have arrested a Las Cruces man suspected of sexually molesting his girlfriend’s two young children.
Bobby Christopher Mendoza, 25, is charged with 13 counts of first-degree felony criminal sexual penetration of a child, four counts of second-degree criminal sexual contact of a minor, two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and one count of tampering with evidence.
Las Cruces Police detectives learned that Child Protective Services received information that Mendoza was possibly sexually abusing his girlfriend’s two children, a 5-year-old girl and 6-year-old boy. Through the investigation, detectives said they were able to confirm the allegations.
Detectives learned that Mendoza has been in a relationship with the children’s mother for three years. Mendoza is suspected of molesting the children while he was home alone with them and their mother was at work.
Mendoza was booked into the Doña Ana County Detention Center where he is being held on a cash-only bond set at $150,000.