Clovis man arrested on charges of exploiting children

Freedom New Mexico A 20-year-old Clovis man has been arrested and charged with 18 counts of sexual exploitation of children, according to a release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Department. According to the release: • The office searched the residence of Louis Garcia, 20, on Las Palomas Road on Monday with assistance from the Roosevelt […]

Editorial: Relationships don’t need federal approval

Two consenting adults agree to have sexual relations. Police and prosecutors — and maybe even federal agents — stand ready to pounce. Two consenting adults want to put a stamp of permanence on their relationship. Legislators and lobbyists brace for constitutional rewrites. In the first example, the government acts if money changes hands. Whether the […]

Local sexual assault hotline launched

Freedom New Mexico Sexual assault victims can now call a hotline for access to resources. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners of Eastern New Mexico and the Portales Lions Club have teamed up to provide the Eastern New Mexico Sexual Violence Hotline. Victims of assault who are medically stable can call the number and speak to […]

Mobile kits ease examination of sexual assualt

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Sex crime victims in the region no longer have one indignity — the sometimes long drives to the nearest hospital. A new mobile examination kit now in use by Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) of Eastern New Mexico enables nurses to travel to victims. The mobile kit has everything […]

Sexual assault awareness program takes theatrical approach

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base is taking a theatrical approach to educating airman about preventing sexual assaults. In a play called “Sex Signals,” actors Kyle Terry and Amber Kelly of Catharsis Productions of Chicago portray common dating situations using stereotypes, lots of humor and audience participation in a partly scripted, […]

Fort Sumner man accused of having sexual relations with minor

CNJ staff A 23-year-old Fort Sumner gas station employee is accused of having sexual relations with several underage girls over the last year, according to a New Mexico State Police press release. Phillip Delgadillo is charged with 13 counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor, attempted sexual penetration of a minor, enticement of a […]

Reported cases of sexual assault increase in 2007

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer The number of reported victims of sexual assault doubled in Curry and Roosevelt counties between 2006 and 2007 among females ages 11 months to 17 years old, according to the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Pattie Johnson, the Victim Impact Program Director for the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office […]

Infamous quotes just as revealing

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Famous people are often remembered by a single quote or phrase. It might not be completely fitting of their legacy but it can come to define them over time. Take for instance U.S. presidents, normally a wordy bunch, yet we’ll let one quippy moment be burned into our memory. […]

Local man indicted

PNT Staff Report A Roosevelt County man was indicted by a grand jury Monday on multiple felony charges in connection with the sexual assault of a 17-year-old female on May 23, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office. Rigoberto Gonzalez, 38, is charged with one count of kidnapping, one count of criminal […]

Portales man gets 18 years

PNT Staff Report A Portales man was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison for sexual assault of a minor and possession of child pornography. William Railing, 37, pleaded guilty to criminal sexual assault of a minor and 100 counts of possession of electronic child pornography, according to a press release from 9th Judicial District […]