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Imprisoned Las Cruces man suspected of being a serial child rapist in NM, Texas


LAS CRUCES, New Mexico – A 53-year-old man jailed in Las Cruces for sexually assaulting a teenager is believed to be a serial offender and likely has more rape victims in southern New Mexico and western Texas, police said Friday with.

Carlos Ovalle of Las Cruces was detained at Dona Ana County Detention Center for criminal sexual penetration and sexual contact with a minor after his girlfriend allegedly caught him sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy.

Investigators said the boy told them that Ovalle had sexually abused him since he was six years old.

In a statement announcing his arrest, Las Cruces police said that “Ovalle has either lived or spent time visiting relatives in three western Texas cities in recent years: Odessa, Midland and Big Spring. The Investigators have reason to believe that Ovalle may have been a victim. ” also children or young people in these cities. “

Detectives said they had already found two more victims in the Las Cruces area and additional charges are being brought against Ovalle for those cases.

Authorities asked anyone who is a victim or knows a potential victim to call the Las Cruces Police Department at (575) 526-0795.

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