Jury selection continues in child sex case

QCS Staff Jury selection continued Tuesday for a convicted Curry County sex offender charged with the criminal sexual penetration of a Tucumcari child. Kenneth Leon Mills, 30, is charged with two felony counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor, kidnapping and aggravated burglary. According to court documents, officers responded on Aug. 26, 2008, to […]

Man, 30, arrested in sexual assault of 9-year-old girl

By QCS Staff A convicted sex offender from Curry County has been charged with the criminal sexual penetration of a Tucumcari 9-year-old, according to a press release from the Tucumcari Police Department. Kenneth Leon Mills, 30, was arrested Tuesday and pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to the charges before the Quay County Magistrate Court. Mills […]

Unregistered S.C. sex offender faces added charges in Quay County

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Kidnapping and sexual assault charges have been filed in Quay County against a man wanted by South Carolina authorities for not registering as a sex offender, Quay County Magistrate Court documents show. Jonathan James Moreno, 37, is being held at the Quay County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond, […]

Registered sex offender charged in new case

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A registered sex offender in Tucumcari was charged on Monday with criminal sexual penetration of a 13-year-old girl. Patrick Eugene Otero, 40, was arrested on Saturday and arraigned in Magistrate Court on Monday afternoon where he was charged with eight counts of criminal sexual penetration, eight counts of distribution […]

Ex-detention officer agrees to plea deal

QCS staff A former juvenile detention officer accused of sexual misconduct with inmates has accepted a plea agreement that includes three years probation. Robert Gonzalez was charged with two counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and two counts of criminal sexual contact with a minor after three inmates complained to authorities. The sex […]

3/2 Court Case Notes

The following items occurred at district court according to officials: • Aristo Perez plead guilty on Feb. 21 to breaking into a local law firm. The district attorney’s office had DNA evidence that connected Perez with the break-in. Blood found on a pry bar matched Perez’s DNA which the DA’s office had access to because […]

What you don’t know about sex

TV Hagenah I was at a county commissioners’ meeting the other day and they were talking about the best way for children to learn about what we used to called, “the birds and the bees.” A couple of people at the meeting were supporters of school-based sex education and some of the others were big […]