Aztec man accused of molesting female relative

Steve Garrison The Daily Times
The Daily Times

FARMINGTON — A 22-year-old Aztec man has been accused of sexually molesting a 14-year-old relative.

Christopher Randleman was charged Friday in Aztec Magistrate Court with one count of criminal sexual contact of a minor as a fourth-degree felony and criminal sexual penetration of a minor as a second-degree felony.

Randleman has not yet been appointed an attorney by the court or retained private legal representation, according to court records.

The girl told an Aztec police officer on July 31 that Randleman sexually molested her while she was staying at a relative's house in Aztec, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

She told investigators Randleman, who was temporarily staying at the residence, attempted to have sex with her, telling her it should be with someone she trusted, according to the affidavit.

The girl told investigators she was not certain whether Randleman did have sex with her, but said she felt pain, the affidavit states.

The girl's mother told police her daughter seemed "not right" the next morning, according to the affidavit.

The girl eventually tearfully told her mother what happened, the affidavit states.

Randleman is being held at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center on a $50,000 cash-only bond, according to court records.

A preliminary examination hearing has not yet been scheduled, records state.

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