AZTEC — A 29-year-old Aztec man was charged July 18 in Aztec Magistrate Court with second-degree criminal sexual contact of a minor.
According to the criminal complaint, the Aztec Police Department was contacted by a woman who said her pre-teen daughter was being coerced into sexual contact with her father, Dominique Dan.
The girl told investigators her father forced her to touch his genitals on multiple occasions, both at his home in Aztec and while they were visiting Durango, Colo.
The girl's aunt told police her niece often had marks on her cheeks after she visited her father. The girl told investigators her father would bite her cheeks during sexual acts, the complaint states.
Dan was arrested on a warrant on July 24 and appeared at a preliminary examination on Thursday, according to court records.
A future court date has not yet been set.
If convicted, Dan faces from three to 15 years in prison and $12,500 in fines.