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Prosecutors: Detective falsely reported child rape suspect

July 13, 2018

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — A detective in southern New Mexico is facing charges of falsely reporting a child rape suspect.

The Deming Headlight reports Bobby Brookhouser, an 18-year veteran of the Luna County Sheriff’s Office, is facing charges of perjury, a fourth-degree felony, and a misdemeanor charge of false reporting.

Brookhouser is accused of filing an arrest warrant and criminal complaint stating a suspect in a 2017 child rape case admitted to the crime.

But court documents say the suspect never gave a verbal confession.

Luna County Sheriff’s Office Captain Jose Martinez says the 57-year-old Brookhouser is on paid administrative leave.

No attorney is listed for Brookhouser in court records.


Information from: Headlight, http://www.demingheadlight.com

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