Warrant issued for Farmington man accused of child sex abuse

Eddie Mares has been charged with three counts of criminal sexual penetration in the second degree

Joshua Kellogg
Farmington Daily Times
Crime news in New Mexico.

FARMINGTON — A warrant has been issued for a Farmington man accused of three counts of child sex abuse on allegations of molesting a juvenile female.

Charges were filed against Eddie Mares, 33, on Friday in Aztec Magistrate Court on three counts of criminal sexual penetration in the second degree and false imprisonment, according to court records. 

A warrant with a $100,000 cash-only bond was also signed by a judge on Friday. 

The San Juan County Sheriff's Office investigated the incident, which is alleged to have taken place in March at a home on County Road 5572 in Farmington, according to court records and documents.

A deputy was dispatched on May 17 to the San Juan County Adult Detention Center after a female inmate called law enforcement for help. She claimed she may have been sexually abused by Mares, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

The female inmate told the deputy the victim had said she "felt fondling" from Mares in the past.


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A forensic interview was conducted with the victim on May 18 at Childhaven in Farmington. The non-profit agency provides care for children caught in difficult situations, often abuse or neglect.

During the interview with an advocate, the victim said Mares had penetrated her with his fingers while they slept in the same bed at his home, according to the affidavit.

The victim said Mares had been drinking "a lot" of alcohol and regularly shared the bed with her and other family members, according to court documents.

When asked how she knew it was Mares, she said she had woken up and saw his face.

Mares also allegedly restrained the victim with his legs during the incident, according to court documents.

He is described as Hispanic male who is 5-foot-1 and 190 pounds, and has brown eyes and black hair, according to San Juan County Sheriff's Office detective Lt. Kyle Lincoln.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call nonemergency dispatch at 505-334-6622 or San Juan County Crime Stoppers at 505-334-8477.

Joshua Kellogg covers crime, courts and social issues for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627.