One pleads in child sex case

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — An Albuquerque man has pleaded guilty to using the Internet to coerce a minor to engage in sexual activity, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney’s office. Kevin Dwyer, 37, on Wednesday was sentenced to 20 years in prison during federal court proceedings, the release said. According to the […]

Press release: Child sex exploitation case ends in conviction

From U.S. attorney’s office ALBUQUERQUE – Yesterday in federal court in Santa Fe, Kevin Dwyer, a 37-year-old Albuquerque resident, was sentenced to a 20-year term of imprisonment to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release for his conviction on child sexual exploitation and pornography charges, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales.

Four accused of child solicitation

CNJ staff Four men are accused of soliciting children for sex on the Internet by the Curry County Sheriff’s Internet Predator Unit. They were arrested in an sting Oct 6 through Oct. 10. The four were identified as Richard Moore Schaublin, 40, of New River, Ariz.; Jacob Mendoza, 23, of Muleshoe; Thomas Orrin Skyler Morgan, […]

Portales man facing felony charges

Freedom New Mexico After a short chase, a Portales man was arrested Friday on charges of failing to register as a sex offender and resisting arrest, according to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. Thomas Covington, 43, was apprehended near South Roosevelt Road 5 Lane and South Roosevelt Road U about 11:30 a.m., according to a […]

Portales man sentenced to 12 years for sex offenses

A Portales man was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison for molesting an 8-year-old child. Derek Garcia, 27, will be required to serve 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole and will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, according to a press […]

Sheriff’s office seeking sex offender who fled

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Enders CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a Clovis sex offender who failed to register and has absconded. [image#1, align=right, size=medium] John Lewarren Enders, 37, was charged Monday with failing to register as a sex offender and a warrant was issued for his arrest according to court records. Enders was convicted […]

Don’t judge a party by its labeling

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Politics has the quality of being boring and divisive, all at once. But as Monday showed us twice, adding sex and alcohol, and suddenly it’s hilarious and depressing, all at once. n Last year, President Obama signed the Matthew Shepard Act, an expansion of hate crime law to allow […]

Sheriff’s office charges Clovis man for sex offender violation

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office have charged a registered sex offender with absconding. Daniel Gutierrez Martinez, 56, was last living at 1300 Thornton St., but moved without notifying the sheriff’s office as required by the courts. According to a press release, Martinez’ has been missing since Jan. 27. His sex offender status stems […]

Governor proposes ethics and campaign finance reforms, domestic partnerships for unmarried same-sex couples

The Associated Press SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson warned Tuesday of possible government worker layoffs in the coming year if state agency budgets are slashed and he declared his opposition to reinstating the sales tax on food to deal with New Mexico’s financial problems. On the opening day of the Legislature’s 30-day session, Richardson […]

Florida man arrested in Clovis on felony sex charge

CNJ staff Curry County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Florida man in Clovis Wednesday on an outstanding felony sex charge. Herbert Clinton Miller was a fugitive from Florida, according to a press release from the sheriff. The Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force contacted the sheriff’s office and advised them Miller could be residing in Clovis, the […]

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Sex offender returning to prison for providing false address

CNJ staff A convicted sex offender is headed back to prison for a year and a half after providing police a false address.Kenneth Leon Mills, 30, was convicted of failure to register as a sex offender, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office.Mills was released on probation in 2004 under instructions to […]

Clovis man sentenced to maximum time for failure to register as a sex offender

Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Kenneth Leon Mills, age 30, was convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and sentenced to the maximum punishment under the law. Kenneth Mills completed his incarceration/probation/parole requirement in May of 2004, at that time he was notified by local law […]

Jury selection begins in Tucumcari kidnapping, child sex case

TUCUMCARi — Jury selection began Monday for a convicted Curry County sex offender who is charged with kidnapping and sexual assaulting a Tucumcari 9-year-old. 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, the alleged attack occurred on Aug. […]

Press release: Sex offender sentenced for failing to register

Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Kenneth Leon Mills, age 30, was convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and sentenced to the maximum punishment under the law. Kenneth Mills completed his incarceration/probation/parole requirement in May of 2004, at that time he was notified by local law […]

Sex offender arrested for probation violation

Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a registered sex offender Friday after he was found living with children. Frederick Baca, 27, of Roosevelt County, was prohibited from living with children as part of his probation conditions. Sheriff Darren Hooker said deputies and adult probation and parole officers noticed a child’s bicycle outside of […]

Partnership bill falls short in Senate

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican Some senators and domestic-partnership advocates said Thursday’s lopsided defeated of a bill to establish domestic partnerships in New Mexico was due to the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops, which had been neutral on the issue in previous years, coming out against the bill this time. Meanwhile, a lobbyist […]

Commissioners opposed to same-sex marriage

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioner Caleb Chandler wants to send a message to the state Legislature: Curry County is against same-sex marriage. Three other commissioners are supporting him. Chandler is sponsoring a resolution opposing Senate Bill 12 and House Bill 21, which would make domestic partnership legal in New Mexico. Chandler […]

New Mexico Sex Offender Registry

New Mexico Sex Offender Registry

Floyd man arrested for child solicitation

CNJ staff A 27-year-old Floyd man who arranged to have sex with an underage girl for sex was arrested in Thursday in Clovis by Curry County Sheriff’s Office deputies, according to a press release. Brice Griffith is charged with child solicitation by electronic device, a third-degree felony. According to the release, Griffith: • entered an […]