Man arrested, charged with child sex abuse | KOB 4

Man arrested, charged with child sex abuse

Harold Atencio Harold Atencio | Web Staff
March 21, 2018 01:21 PM

SAN JUAN COUNTY, N.M. – San Juan County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man who they say confessed to criminal sexual acts with a child under the age of 13.


Harold Atencio faces 10 counts of first-degree criminal sexual penetration, 30 counts of second-degree criminal sexual contact of a minor, and one count of fourth-degree contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Detectives say they started their investigation a few months ago after receiving information that a child was sexually abused by Atencio. Detectives were able to locate Atencio and question him. During that time, investigators say he admitted to the accusations.He has been booked into the San Juan County Detention Center.

Investigators are asking people to call if you believe your children may have had contact with Atencio and could potentially be a victim of sexual abuse please contact Detective Babadi at (505) 334-7749.

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