FARMINGTON — Three men were accused early last week of sexually assaulting children in separate criminal cases.
Gustavo Rojas-Munoz, 21, was charged July 21 in Farmington Magistrate Court with criminal sexual penetration of a minor in the first degree on accusations he raped his 11-year-old nephew.
A Farmington police detective learned that the child disclosed the alleged abuse to a nurse at San Juan Regional Medical Center during a check-up in December, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.
The boy told investigators in an interview on Jan. 13 that his uncle raped him on several occasions when they lived together in a trailer at the Thunderbird Mobile Home Park, 818 E. Main St.
The boy said he believed he was 5 or 6 years old when the abuse first occurred and it happened on multiple occasions over a period of four years, the affidavit states.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Rojas-Munoz, a 2012 graduate of Farmington High School. Rojas-Munoz is believed to be currently living in Mexico, the affidavit states.
Kee Nez, 29, was charged July 20 in Farmington Magistrate Court with criminal sexual penetration of a minor in the second degree and criminal sexual contact of a minor in the fourth degree in connection to the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl on July 18.
Farmington police officers were dispatched the night of July 18 to San Juan Regional Medical Center in reference to the reported sexual assault, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.
The girl told investigators she was asleep at her sister’s apartment on North Dustin Avenue earlier in the evening, but awoke to a man kissing her and groping her vaginal area.
She screamed and the man, whom she identified as “Kee,” fled the apartment, according to the affidavit.
Nez was found by police sleeping in a truck outside the apartment complex and transported to the police department headquarters for questioning, the affidavit states.
Nez told detectives he arrived at the apartment after a night of drinking and initially claimed he did not remember anything that occurred there.
He later admitted to touching the girl, the affidavit states.
Nez is being held at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center on a $70,000 bond, according to court records.
A defense attorney has not yet made an appearance in the case on Nez’s behalf, according to court records.
Christopher Cain was charged July 21 in Farmington Magistrate Court with two counts of criminal sexual penetration of a child in the first degree, five counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor in the second degree and one count of criminal sexual contact of a minor in the third degree.
Cain, 34, was accused in January 2015 of sexually assaulting his 12-year-old niece beginning in the summer of 2013, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.
The niece told detectives in an interview on Jan. 30 there were at least six instances where Cain touched her inappropriately and he sexually penetrated her on one occasion.
She said, during the assaults, Cain would lay her back on the bed and attempt to sexually penetrate her, the affidavit states.
On one occasion, the niece said Cain locked her in a room and rubbed his genitals on hers while holding her down, according to the affidavit.
Cain was interviewed by police Feb. 4, the affidavit states.
He told detectives he may have playfully tickled his niece’s stomach or knee, but never touched her inappropriately.
On April 16, the niece’s younger sister also disclosed to investigators that Cain had sexually penetrated her, the affidavit states.
Cain is being held at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center on a $100,000 bond, according to court records.
A defense attorney has not yet made an appearance in the case on Cain’s behalf, according to court records.
Steve Garrison covers crime and courts for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4644 and firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGarrisonDT on Twitter.
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