Regional
10:32 am
Fri October 9, 2009

Las Cruces Sexual Assault

Las Cruces – Police in Las Cruces have arrested a man for entering a neighbor's home and sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl.

Jose Manual Zubiran, 36, is charged with first-degree felony counts of criminal sexual penetration and kidnapping and a second-degree felony count of aggravated battery.

Zubiran is accused of entering a neighbor's apartment without permission and sexually assaulting the girl. The girl's mother awoke at 4 a.m. Wednesday, found Zubiran in her daughter's room and called police.

The woman knew Zubiran as the handyman of the apartments where she lives.

Zubiran is jailed at the Dona Ana County Detention Center on $100,000 bond.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.