Suspect in child abuse and rape case arrested

Raymond M. Hernandez

The Costilla County Sheriff’s Office reported that a suspected child rapist, believed to be in the county, was arrested. 

Raymond M. Hernandez, 29, had been charged with molesting two children and battering a third in Peñasco over the last two weeks. He is also wanted for allegedly raping a third child. He was believed to be in the San Luis Valley area. 

On Monday the Sheriff’s department reported that Hernandez was arrested by New Mexico authorities earlier in the day. 

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