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New Mexico Child Neglect Law
 

United States of America v. Arnold Jones

District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Laguna Pueblo Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Abuse Charge

Arnold Jones, 33, an enrolled member and resident of Laguna Pueblo, N.M., pled guilty on December 8, 2017 in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to a child abuse charge under a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Jones was arrested in June 2017, on an indictment charging him with engaging ... More...
   $0 (12-10-2017 - NM)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. DENNIS SAMUEL MIERA

Musician gets 24 years for molesting child

Defendant Dennis Miera met Margarita Burciaga (Margarita) in 2000. The two
18 began dating, and eventually moved in together. When the relationship ended in the
19 spring of 2003, the couple split amicably, and Defendant continued to babysit
2
1 Margarita’s children. In the summer of 2006, Defendant had agreed to watch G.M.,
2 Margarita’s eight-year-old daughter. Before the vis... More...
   $0 (11-29-2017 - NM)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. PHILLIP SIMMONS

New Mexico Court of Appeals

On an evening in July 2010, Victim, a fifteen-year-old boy, went to a concert
5 with his family. After the concert, Victim planned on attending a party with his family
6 and got a ride with his cousin and his cousin’s friend. While in the car, Victim got
7 into an argument with his cousin, at which point his cousin’s friend kicked Victim out
8 of the car in downtown Albuquerque nea... More...
   $0 (11-08-2017 - NM)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. KENNETH TIDEY

New Mexico Court of Appeals

On March 17, 2012, Lieutenant Conrad Jacquez, with the Deming, New
7 Mexico Police Department, stopped Defendant’s vehicle in response to a tip advising
8 that a driver of a gray Ford Crown Victoria was driving erratically, indicating a
9 possible drunk or reckless driver. Lieutenant Jacquez requested Defendant’s driver’s
10 license, registration, and insurance. Defendant handed L... More...
   $0 (11-08-2017 - NM)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. BRIAN ADAMO

Child Porn

Following a preliminary hearing in the magistrate court in Carlsbad, New
13 Mexico, the district attorney filed a criminal information in the district court charging
14 Defendant with eighteen counts of sexual exploitation of children (possession) in
15 violation of Section 30-6A-3(A). Pursuant to State v. Olsson, 2014-NMSC-012, 324
16 P.3d 1230, an amended criminal complaint was ... More...
   $0 (11-08-2017 - NM)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO ex rel. CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES DEPARTMENT v. MICHAEL H., and IN THE MATTER OF JAYDA’MAE S.

COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO

Child was born in March 2015. The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families
13 Department (CYFD) took Child into custody on April 11, 2016. CYFD then filed an
14 abuse/neglect petition on April 13, 2016 naming Mother and Father as respondents,
15 and Carlos G. (Husband) as an interested party. Based on information provided by
16 Mother, CYFD alleged that Father is the biological fat... More...
   $0 (11-08-2017 - NM)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. JOHN ERIC OCHOA

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO

3 {1} The right to a speedy trial is guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment to the United
4 States Constitution and Article II, Section 14 of the New Mexico Constitution.
5 Defendant was arrested on May 12, 2008, and charged with a number of offenses
6 relating to criminal sexual contact of a minor. Prior to a mistrial on March 8, 2010,
7 trial was delayed for a number of reasons includ... More...
   $0 (11-03-2017 - NM)

Quentin Scott v. City of Albuquerque

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

A New Mexico statute makes it illegal to “willfully interfere with the
educational process” at a public school. N.M. STAT. ANN. § 30-20-13(D). In
2009, an Albuquerque Police Officer assigned to a middle school as a School
Resource Officer (“SRO”) relied on that statute to arrest a thirteen-year-old for
skipping class. The main question before us is whether qualified immunity
* ... More...
   $0 (10-05-2017 - NM)

United States of America v. Jesus Rodriguez

Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Armed Career Criminal from Albuquerque Sentenced to Fifteen Years for Unlawfully Possessing a Firearm and Ammunition - Defendant Prosecuted Under Federal “Worst of the Worst” Anti-Violence Initiative

Jesus Rodriguez, 34, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced to 180 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammuni... More...
   $0 (09-07-2017 - NM)

State of New Mexico v. Jesus M. Castro

3 Defendant Jesus Castro was charged with two counts of criminal sexual
4 penetration. Defendant had two trials; the first resulted in a mistrial, and thirty-two
5 months later, after the second trial, a jury convicted him of one count of forced penile
6 penetration. The delay was due to multiple continuances, attorney motions to
7 withdraw from the case, the mistrial, ... More...
   $0 (08-24-2017 - NM)

United States of America v. Justin Owen Poblano

Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Zuni Pueblo Man Pleads Guilty to Child Sexual Abuse Charge

Defendant Prosecuted as Part of Federal Initiative to Address the Epidemic Incidence of Violence Against Native Women and Project Safe Childhood

Justin Owen Poblano, 24, an enrolled member and resident of Zuni Pueblo, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to an aggravated child s... More...
   $0 (07-12-2017 - NM)

United States of America v. Paul Keenahan

Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Albuquerque Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Child Pornography Conviction

Prosecution Brought Under Project Safe Childhood

Paul Keenahan, 45, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced to 60 months in prison followed by 15 years of supervised release for his conviction on child pornography charges. Keenhan also was ordered to pay $11,000 in restitution to the victim... More...
   $0 (05-22-2016 - NM)

United States of America v. Michael Ray Sepulveda

Federal Courthouse - Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM - Prior Sex Offender from Silver City Pleads Guilty to Child Exploitation and Child Pornography Charges

Plea Agreement Recommends Prison Sentence of 20 to 25 Years Prosecution Brought Under Project Safe Childhood

Michael Ray Sepulveda, 38, of Silver City, N.M., pled guilty to federal child exploitation and child pornography charges. The plea agreement recommends a ... More...
   $0 (05-24-2017 - NM)

United States of America v. Michael Ray Sepulveda

Albuquerque, NM - Prior Sex Offender from Silver City Pleads Guilty to Child Exploitation and Child Pornography Charges

Plea Agreement Recommends Prison Sentence of 20 to 25 Years Prosecution Brought Under Project Safe Childhood

This morning in Las Cruces, N.M., Michael Ray Sepulveda, 38, of Silver City, N.M., pled guilty to federal child exploitation and child pornography charge... More...
   $0 (05-24-2017 - NM)

United States of America v. Julian King

Albuquerque, NM - Navajo Man Sentenced for Federal Child Abuse Conviction

Julian King, 31, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Vanderwagon, N.M., was sentenced in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 24 months in prison for his conviction on a federal child abuse charge. King will be on supervised release for a year after completing his prison sentence.

King... More...
   $0 (05-24-2017 - NM)

United States of America v. Carlos Vasquez

Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Albuquerque Felon Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Trafficking and Firearms Charges

Defendant One of 104 Individuals Federally Charged as the Result of ATF-Led Investigation Pursued in Support of Federal “Worst of the Worst” Anti-Violence Initiative

Carlos Vasquez, 47, of Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty in federal court to drug trafficking and firearms charges under... More...
   $0 (05-19-2017 - NM)

United States of America v. Richard Martinez

Albuquerque, NM - Navajo Man from McKinley County Pleads Guilty to Assaulting a Child

Richard Martinez, 38, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resided in Ojo Encino, N.M., pled guilty to federal child abuse charges. The plea agreement recommends that Martinez be sentenced to five years of imprisonment followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court.
More...
   $0 (05-06-2017 - NM)

United States of America v. William Allen Patterson

Federal Courthouse - Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM - Alamogordo Man Sentenced to 78 Months for Federal Child Pornography Conviction

William Allen Patterson, 34, of Alamogordo, N.M., was sentenced to 78 months in prison followed by 15 years of supervised release for his child pornography conviction. Patterson will be required to register as a sex offender when he completes his prison sentence.

Patterson was arrested... More...
   $0 (04-23-2017 - NM)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. MICHAEL JAMES LUCERO

Sex Offender

Defendant was charged with first degree criminal sexual penetration of a child
11 under the age of thirteen (Counts 1 and 2), and second degree criminal sexual contact
12 of a child under the age of thirteen (Count 3). As an alternative to Count 3, Defendant
13 was charged with third degree criminal sexual contact of a child under the age of
thirteen. Defendant was arraigned on Feb... More...
   $0 (04-10-2017 - NM)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. ZACHERY E. LINDSEY

In October 2013 Defendant pled no contest to residential burglary, a third
18 degree felony, and larceny, a fourth-degree felony, offenses committed in November
19 2012 when Defendant was nineteen years old. For those offenses, Defendant received
2
1 a conditional discharge, contingent upon his successful completion of five years’
2 probation and repayment of up to $1,417 in r... More...
   $0 (04-05-2017 - NM)

United States of America v. Audraina Veneno

Albuquerque, NM - Jicarilla Apache Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Abuse Charge

Audriana Veneno, 23, an enrolled member of the Jicarilla Apache Nation who resides in Dulce, N.M., pled to a child abuse charge.

Veneno was arrested in March 2015, on an indictment charging her with assaulting the victim, a child under the age of 16 years. The indictment alleged that Veneno commi... More...
   $0 (03-30-2017 - NM)

United States of America v. Jesus Rodriguez

Albuquerque, NM - Prior Felon from Albuquerque Pleads Guilty to Unlawfully Possessing Firearm and Ammunition

Prosecuted Under Federal “Worst of the Worst” Anti-Violence Initiative

Jesus Rodriguez, 32, of Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. The guilty plea, which was entered without the benefit of a plea agree... More...
   $0 (03-22-2017 - NM)

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Albuquerque, NM - Navajo Man from Churchrock Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Sexual Abuse Charge

Plea Agreement Recommends Prison Sen... More...
   $0 (03-19-2017 - NM)

United States of America v. Randal Gordon Paul

Albuquerque, NM - Convicted Sex Offender from Albuquerque Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Charge

Plea Agreement Requires Imposition of Ten Year Prison Sentence Followed by Lifetime of Supervised Release: Prosecution Brought Under Project Safe Childhood

Randal Gordon Paul, 47, of Albuquerque, N.M., entered a guilty plea this morning to a federal child pornography charge... More...
   $0 (03-07-2017 - NM)

United States of America v. Bustamante-Conchas

We granted en banc review in this case because it involves a clear failure of
the trial court to ask the defendant if he had anything to say on his behalf before
imposing sentence—a failure to personally address the defendant and offer an
opportunity to allocute. Because our jurisprudence has been somewhat contradictory,
we also chose to grant en banc rehearing in order to refine t... More...
   $0 (03-03-2017 - NM)

United States of America v. William Allen Patterson

Las Cruces, NM - Alamogordo Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Charge

William Allen Patterson, 34, of Alamogordo, N.M., pled to a federal child pornography charge. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Patterson will be sentenced to 78 months in prison followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court. Patterson will also be required to register as a sex ... More...
   $0 (01-06-2017 - NM)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. JADRIAN LUCERO

A few days after giving birth to Baby, Mother, who was fifteen years old at the
8 time, took the newborn home from the hospital to live with Baby’s Grandmother.
9 Defendant also moved into Grandmother’s house to help Mother. In the weeks that
10 followed, the young parents lived together and shared the responsibility of caring for
11 Baby. Defendant would help feed and bathe Baby,... More...
   $0 (12-27-2016 - NM)

United States of America v. Patrick Carpio

Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Pueblo Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Federal Child Sexual Abuse Conviction

Patrick Carpio, 70, a member and resident of Isleta Pueblo, N.M., was sentenced to 20 years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for his conviction on child sexual abuse and sexual contact charges. Carpio will be required to register as a sex offender after he completes h... More...
   $0 (12-17-2016 - NM)

United States of America v. Henderson Shortly

Albuquerque, NM - Shiprock Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Child Sexual Abuse Conviction - Defendant Prosecuted Under Project Safe Childhood

Henderson Shorty, 53, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Shiprock, N.M., was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for his conviction on an abusive sexual contact charge. Shorty also wi... More...
   $0 (12-17-2016 - NM)

United States of America v. Juan Larry Lujan

Santa Fe, NM - sleta Pueblo Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Sexual Abuse Charge

Prosecution Brought Under Project Safe Childhood

Juan Larry Lujan, 63, a member and resident of Isleta Pueblo, N.M., pled guilty to an abusive sexual contact charge.

Lujan was arrested in Feb. 2016, on an indictment charging with sexually abusing a child under the age of 12, on the Isleta ... More...
   $0 (11-16-2016 - NM)

United States of America v. Michael Ray Sepulveda

Las Cruces, NM - Prior Sex Offender from Silver City Facing Federal Child Exploitation and Child Pornography Charges

U.S. Magistrate Judge sitting in Las Cruces, N.M., found probable cause to support a criminal complaint charging Michael Ray Sepulveda, 38, of Silver City, N.M., with child exploitation and child pornography charges. Sepulveda remains in custody pending trial.

Sep... More...
   $0 (11-03-2016 - NM)

United States of America v. Enrique Chavarria

Albuquerque, NM - Prior Felon from Roswell Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

Enrique Chavarria, 33, of Roswell, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to violating the federal firearms laws by unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition. The guilty plea was entered without the benefit of a plea agreement.

Chavarria was arrested on July 2... More...
   $0 (09-16-2016 - NM)

United States of America v. Danny James Heinrich

Minneapolis, MN - Danny Heinrich Admits To Murder Of Jacob Wetterling

Danny James Heinrich, 53, pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges. As part of his allocution, HEINRICH admitted in court that on October 22,1989, he abducted, sexually assaulted and murdered 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling. HEINRICH also admitted that, in January 1989, he abducted and sexually assaulted 12-yea... More...
   $0 (09-07-2016 - NM)

United States of America v. Bruce Hayes Bell

Albuquerque, NM - Bernalillo County Man Pleads Guilty to Failing to Update his Sex Offender Registration

Bruce Hayes Bell, 65, of Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty to violating the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). Under the terms of his plea agreement, Bell will be sentenced to a year and a day in prison followed by not less than three years of supervised release. Be... More...
   $0 (08-25-2016 - NM)

Noice v. BNSF Ry. Co.

In January of 2009, Noice was conducting a BNSF train traveling from Clovis
4 to Belen. The train was pulled by four locomotives. At some point around 6:00 p.m.,
5 Noice ceded operation of the train to his assistant, John Royal. Noice exited the lead
6 locomotive and proceeded rearwards. Before leaving the lead locomotive, however,
7 Noice instructed Royal to “start pulling o... More...
   $0 (08-24-2016 - NM)

United States of America v. William Detwiler

Albuquerque, NM - Non-Indian Sex Offender from Vanderwagon Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse and Kidnapping Charges Involving Navajo Child

William Detwiler, 67, a non-Indian who resides in Vanderwagon, N.M., pled guilty to child sexual abuse and kidnapping charges. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Detwiler will be sentenced within the range of 120 to 150 months in federal prison follow... More...
   $0 (08-11-2016 - NM)

United States of America v. Raybert Darin Ahidley

Las Cruces, NM - Mescalero Apache Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Sexual Abuse Charge

Raybert Darin Ahidley, 29, an enrolled member of the Mescalero Apache Nation who resides in Mescalero, N.M., pled guilty to a sexual abuse of a minor charge.

Ahidley was arrested on Feb. 8, 2016, on a criminal complaint charging him with sexually abusing a minor who was between 12 and 16 yea... More...
   $0 (08-07-2016 - NM)

United States of America v. Patrick M. Lopez

Albuquerque, NM - Former Bernalillo County Firefighter Sentenced to Prison for Federal Child Pornography Conviction - Defendant Prosecuted Under Project Safe Childhood

Patrick M. Lopez, 48, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced to 18 months in prison followed by ten years of supervised release for his conviction on child pornography charges. Lopez also was ordered to pay a $3,000 fine. He... More...
   $0 (08-07-2016 - NM)

United States of America v. Clara Beth Joe

Santa Fe, NM - Navajo Woman from Gallup Sentenced for Federal Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction

Clara Beth Joe, 27, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Gallup, N.M., was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for her involuntary manslaughter conviction.

Joe was arrested on Aug. 27, 2014, on an indictment filed ... More...
   $0 (07-09-2016 - NM)

United States of America v. Mykel Lamar Harris

Minneapolis, MN - Brooklyn Park Man Sentenced To Ten Years In Prison For Sex Trafficking Of A Teenage Girl

Mykel Lamar Harris, 25, for trafficking a teenage girl who he sold for sex. HARRIS, who pleaded guilty on January 25, 2016, was sentenced Thursday before U.S. District Judge Donovan W. Frank in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minn.

“Sex trafficking is not just an internatio... More...
   $0 (07-01-2016 - NM)

 
 
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