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New charges filed against ex-Las Cruces Police officer, including criminal sexual penetration of a minor

Published On: Dec 24 2013 04:28:15 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 16 2014 01:45:39 PM CST

Mike Garcia, who was a 15-year-veteran on the Las Cruces Police Department, is facing multiple sexual assault charges.

EL PASO, Texas -

New charges have been filed agasinst a Las Cruces Police officer who resigned after allegations of rape.

ABC-7 confirmed Wednesday that the 15-year veteran officer, Mike Garcia, faces multiple counts of sexual assault against a minor dating back to 2004.

An attorney with the third judicial district attorney in Las Cruces confirms eight new charges ranging from criminal sexual penetration of a minor to criminal sexual contact of a minor.  
     
Garcia is alleged to have assaulted a relative.

Garcia was to be arraigned this afternoon in district court.  

Garcia was arrested and charged previously with similar counts against a 17 year girl.

The alleged assaults took place during a ride along while garcia was on duty.  

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