14-year-old boy charged with rape

Monday, July 2, 2012 - 6:17pm

LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO — Las Cruces Police have arrested a 14-year-old boy suspected of having sexual relations with two young girls.

The suspect was arrested Saturday and charged with seven first-degree felony counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor.

Detectives learned on Saturday that the boy has had sexual relations with two girls, both of whom are 8 years old or younger. The incidents are believed to have occurred when he was left unsupervised with the girls.

Detectives are continuing their investigation and additional charges are possible.

He is being held without bond in the juvenile wing of the Dona Ana County Detention Center.

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