By Karl Moffatt
Las Vegas Optic
Three men charged with rape stemming from three separate incidents are being held in the San Miguel County Detention Center, according to jail and court records.
The three accused are Diego Lucero, 20, of the 500 block of Mountain View Drive or 100 block of Silva Avenue, both in Las Vegas; Anthony Ray “Spooky” Esquibel, 35, of the 500 block of Chavez Street in Las Vegas; and Alvin Quintana, 49, of the 100 block of Camino Rael or HC 74, Box 843, both in Pecos.
Lucero is charged with criminal sexual penetration and contributing to the delinquency of minor stemming from an Aug. 7 incident during which he allegedly raped a 14-year-old local girl while out on a date, according to court records.
The victim told an investigating State Police officer that the two met through Facebook and later in person when Lucero picked the victim up at her home and took her for a ride in his gray four-door Ford sedan to the parking lot of the skating pond by the Gallinas River off State Road 65, according to court records.
The two began kissing and then moved into the back seat of the car where Lucero forced her to engage in sexual intercourse over her repeated objections, according to the court records.
Under New Mexico’s statutory rape laws teenagers from the ages of 13 to 17 can consent to have sex but only with partners up to four years older than they. Lucero was more than five years older than the victim in this case, according to court records. Lucero is being held in lieu of $50,000 cash bond.
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Esquibel is charged with four counts of rape and one charge of false imprisonment, stemming from an Aug. 3 incident.
The victim told police she was leaving a relative’s home on the 500 block of Chavez Street in her pickup truck when a man she identified as Esquibel jumped inside the truck and told her to drive away.
During the ride, Esquibel allegedly and repeatedly sexually assaulted the woman and held her against her will whenever she tried to escape, the victim told an investigating Las Vegas Police Department officer.
Esquibel ceased his attack upon the woman and fled after she began honking her horn incessantly, according to court records.
Police later found Esquibel at his home on the 500 block of Chavez, where he refused to speak to police without a lawyer present and was taken into custody, according to court records.
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Quintana is charged with criminal sexual penetration and aggravated battery against a household member stemming from an Aug. 3 incident at a Pecos home, where he allegedly beat and raped his ex-girlfriend during a domestic dispute.
The victim told a New Mexico State Police officer that she used to go out with Quintana but broke up with him after he got too crazy about her and was doing drugs, according to court records in the case.
Quintana then allegedly began stalking the woman and upon meeting her around town would tell her he knew what she was eating and watching on television and then threatened to burn down her parents’ house with them in it if she did not resume seeing him again, according to the court records.
The victim told police she was afraid Quintana would carry out his threats if she did not continue to associate with him, so she did. She said she then suffered repeated beatings and rapes at his hands but did not report them until the latest incident for which he was arrested. The victim told police she now wants to see him pay for his abuse of her.
Quintana is being held in lieu of $10,000 cash bond but can be released upon posting 10 percent with the court, according to court records.