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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

[NM] Repeat DV Perpetrator Ex-Officer Cordova found guilty of family sex abuse


Nov. 18, 2005
After nine hours of deliberation a Taos County jury convicted Ex-Officer Joel Córdova on six counts of sexual child molestation. The victim, now 21, was 10 years old when the molestation began by Córdova, who was then her stepfather. He was found guilty on two counts of criminal sexual penetration, a first-degree felony, and four counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor. He was allowed a brief moment to console family members, including his son who had to be momentarily restrained by sheriff’s deputies during a fit of grief. He faces a maximum 48 years in prison for his crimes. Originally he was charged with eight counts of first-degree rape of a child under the age of 13 and 16 counts of second-degree rape of a child between the ages of 13 to 16. Taos had a history of domestic violence incidents, had his weapon removed and had been reassigned to position that was unarmed. Taos Police Chief Neil Curran said Cordova was not fired over the domestic violence charge, although "we have taken discipline on him several times, and that's a personnel matter."...

6 comments:

  1. AnonymousJuly 05, 2010

    I HATE MEN WHO DOES THIS KIDN OF THING TO KIDS,NOW WILL WE GET FED THREE TIMES A DAY A COT,SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY.GO ON THE YARD ADN TALK WITH THE MEN,HE CAN GO TO HELL

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  2. AnonymousJuly 14, 2010

    You know what , I do too. But this officer was set up and hung out to dry in ptison There was no substancial evedence to prove him guilty. It was all hear say. This girl and her mother lied through their teeth( because he divorced her). What jury wouldnt side for a poor sobing young girl? Think about it??????????

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  3. Young sobbing girls lose these kind of cases all the time.

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  4. AnonymousJuly 14, 2010

    No!I just think they convicted an innocent man. This officer supposedly raped the girl between April 3, 1996, and July 2, 1996. The most recent rape occurred between January 3, 1999, and April 2, 1999. If you were raped wouldn’t you remember that date as it were yesterday? No, not this one she did not remember any dates. What gives? Her mother also made a comment to a friend that if he ever left her he would pay!

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  5. I have PTSD from traumatic events and "not remembering" is one of the socially crippling symptoms I have as a result - so NO she would not necessarily remember the date. It may get lost in the swirl.

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