Freedom New Mexico
A 17-year-old Portales boy was arrested Tuesday, accused of sexually assaulting a girl at Portales High School.
Jesus Najera was arrested on charges of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and taken to Curry County Juvenile Detention Center, according to Portales Police Department records.
According to police reports:
• On March 15, an officer spoke to the victim at Portales High School.
• The girl said she got off her bus and was going to the cafeteria for breakfast when Najera, who she identified as a friend, asked her to follow him to the gym.
• When they were in the doorway of the gym, the girl said, Najera pushed her against the wall, kissed her and forced down her pants.
• She wouldn’t go into further detail, a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners exam was arranged, and an investigation was conducted.
Najera’s family declined comment.