Two men accused of sexual assault
Karl Klipsch is accused of two counts of first-degree criminal sexual penetration
- Anthony Avila is accused of second-degree criminal sexual penetration (in the commission of a felony).
- Both men were incarcerated at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center as of Friday afternoon.
FARMINGTON — Two men in separate cases are accused of criminal sexual penetration charges that were filed in Aztec Magistrate Court.
Karl Klipsch, 48, is accused of two counts of first-degree criminal sexual penetration, according to court records.
He is accused of forcing a six-year-old and an eight-year-old female relative to perform oral sex on him in a yard of a residence south of Farmington, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.
Klipsch did not have legal representation as of Friday afternoon.
He has convictions for possession of a controlled substance and an attempt to commit a felony for failure to register as a sex offender, according to court records.
The alleged incident took place during the summer of 1999, one of the female relatives told a deputy for the San Juan County Sheriff's Office.
She stated she recently got the courage to report the incident after years of therapy, according to the affidavit.
The affidavit also references a 1998 criminal case where Klipsch was accused of criminal sexual contact of a minor and indecent exposure.
He pleaded guilty to the indecent exposure charge and the criminal sexual contact of a minor was dismissed by the prosecution.
Klipsch was incarcerated at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center as of Friday afternoon.
Anthony Avila, 29, is accused of second-degree criminal sexual penetration (in the commission of a felony) along with aggravated assault and battery, according to court records.
Avila did not have legal representation as of Friday afternoon.
It is one of five pending criminal cases filed against Avila since June 7, according to court records. Four of the cases were filed in August.
Avila is accused in the latest case of allegedly grabbing the female victim, pushing her to the ground, removing her pants and inserting two fingers inside her vagina, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.
He is also accused of pointing a shotgun at her and punching her in the face, the affidavit states.
The female gave the report to an officer for the Aztec Police Department on Aug. 26 and the alleged incident occurred on the night of Aug. 5 at an Aztec residence.
He is also accused of aggravated stalking (violation of protection order) (second or subsequent offense), according to court records.
Avila waived his preliminary hearing scheduled for Thursday morning and the case was bound over to district court.
He was incarcerated at the county jail as of Friday afternoon.
A petition to review Avila's conditions of release was filed in district court on Thursday. A hearing has not been scheduled yet.
Joshua Kellogg covers crime, courts and social issues for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627.