Guillermo Jacobo-Perez was taken into custody Saturday

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FARMINGTON — The San Juan County Sheriff's Office has arrested an Aztec man on nearly 300 charges for sexual assault and contact.

Guillermo Jacobo-Perez, 48, is accused of 148 first-degree felony counts of criminal sexual penetration and 148 second-degree felony counts of criminal sexual conduct of a minor, according to a San Juan County Sheriff's Office press release.

The alleged abuse took place once or twice a week during a period of 37 months based on interviews conducted during the investigation.

The Sheriff's Office was contacted about the case around 11 p.m. Friday, according to department spokesperson Jayme Harcrow.

Jacobo-Perez was taken into custody at a relative's house on Saturday and transported to the Sheriff's Office for questioning.

During an interview, Jacobo-Perez said he wanted a lawyer, and the interview ended, Harcrow said.

He was booked into the San Juan County Adult Detention Center Saturday morning and was being held today on a no-bond hold.

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