Friday, July 22, 2011
[NM] Officer Saucedo indicted, fired. Allegedly attacked girlfriend and said he knows how to cover up killing her.
...According to court documents on the evening of July 1st [Sunland Park Police Officer Juan] Saucedo told his girlfriend that he was going to rape and kill her and because he was a police officer he knew how to cover up the evidence and her body...
...There is still confusion on the spelling of the officer's last name. Court documents have Juan Salcedo as the spelling, but the Sergeant Diaz of the Sunland Park Police Department stated that it was spelled Juan Saucedo...
SUNLAND PARK OFFICER INDICTED IN ATTACK ON GIRLFRIEND
Las Cruces Sun-News
By Ashley Meeks
[Excerpts] A Doña Ana County grand jury has indicted a former Sunland Park police officer on charges of raping, beating and threatening to kill his girlfriend. Patrol Officer Juan Saucedo, 21, was fired following his arrest - because he wouldn't answer questions about his whereabouts the night of the alleged attack - and could now file a lawsuit alleging wrongful termination, defense attorney Mario Esparza said. "Either he stands behind his Fifth Amendment right by invoking his right to remain silent, or he talks about the offense without knowing exactly what they may have done in the course of their investigation," Esparza said... Saucedo was indicted Thursday morning on felony charges of criminal sexual penetration, aggravated assault against a household member with a deadly weapon, intimidation of a witness and false imprisonment... Authorities also charged Saucedo with interference with communications and two counts of battery against a household member, which are misdemeanors.... Saucedo, in uniform and armed, allegedly confronted the woman outside an El Paso nightclub before convincing her to get in the car with him... Saucedo allegedly called the woman names, grabbed her hair, pushed her, demanded her phone and threatened to "leave her naked, on the side of the road, so that she could get raped" and threatened to "rape and kill her and that since he was a police officer, he knew how to cover up the evidence and her body," court documents state. At Saucedo's home, on the 1100 block of Livesay, he allegedly had sex with the woman as he held a knife to her... The next day, the woman returned to Saucedo, who she claims grabbed her by the face and bit her on the arm, only releasing her when he thought his parents had come home... [Full article here]
FROM EARLIER THIS MONTH:
SUNLAND PARK COP ARRESTED FOR RAPE, ASSAULT
By Alexa Helms - Multimedia Journalist/Anchor
Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 5:25pm
Officer Juan Salcedo allegedly beat, raped and threatened to kill his long time girlfriend of four years. According to court documents on the evening of July 1st Salcedo told his girlfriend that he was going to rape and kill her and because he was a police officer he knew how to cover up the evidence and her body. On that Friday night, the victim was on her way to El Paso when her boyfriend started calling her and threatening to kill her. After work, Officer Salcedo showed up to an El Paso night club parking lot in his police uniform with his gun where he confronted his girlfriend. He confronted her and she got in his car to avoid causing a scene, he drove her to his home in Anthony, New Mexico... The victim reported that she submitted to sexual intercourse because she was afraid. After Salcedo took apart the victim's cell phone, keeping her SIM card, he let her leave... *There is still confusion on the spelling of the officer's last name. Court documents have Juan Salcedo as the spelling, but the Sergeant Diaz of the Sunland Park Police Department stated that it was spelled Juan Saucedo. [Full article here]
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