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RR man accused of assaulting girl

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — A Rio Rancho man has been charged with molesting an 11-year-old girl about two years ago.

Oscar Madrid-Cordero, now 41, is charged with criminal sexual contact with a child under 13, a third-degree felony, according to a criminal complaint filed in Sandoval County Magistrate Court in December.

According to the complaint, Rio Rancho Police were called in September after a high school student told a counselor that a younger girl she knew had been assaulted.

Two adult relatives of the victim told a detective they had no prior knowledge of the assault. One said Madrid-Cordero had denied molesting the girl when confronted but had packed a bag and left.

When the victim was interviewed, she described multiple times Madrid-Cordero had inappropriately touched her about two years before, when she was about 11, even when she pushed him away or told him to stop. She said Madrid-Cordero ended the abuse after she threatened to tell his wife.

According to the criminal complaint, investigators were unable to reach Madrid-Cordero, and his family didn’t know where he was. The detective wrote that the suspect had relatives in Arizona and might leave the state.

Online court records showed no attorney for Madrid-Cordero and no arrest.

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