Sex ring suspects' previous charges include traffic violations and drug possession.
Published: Sunday, October 5th, 2003
New Mexico’s computerized criminal case records date to 1997, with some records before that. Here are recorded histories involving those named in connection with Clovis’ child sex ring: Jeanette Martin, 44, charged with child abuse: n No criminal history. Billy Martin, 49, charged with child abuse and criminal sexual contact with a minor less than 13: n In June 1996 he was convicted for failure to carry automobile insurance. Martin pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a $94 fine, court costs and fees with $50 suspended. Anastacio Esquebel, 21, charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual penetration and contact of a minor under 12: n In April 2001, Esquebel was pulled over for speeding; during the traffic stop, sheriff’s deputies found he had no driver’s license and was not using a child restraint. Esquebel failed to show up at four separate court dates, and was arrested. He paid $392 in fines, court costs and fees. Harry Robbs, 40, charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual contact with a minor less than 13: n In Sept. 1997, Robbs pleaded guilty to larceny between $250 and $2,500 and received a suspended sentence of 364 days. He violated probation, received credit for 345 days served in jail or on probation, and served an additional 19 days in jail. n In May of 1999, he was charged with defrauding an innkeeper. He pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of attempting to falsely obtain services or accommodations. He received a 364-day suspended sentence and was required to pay $300 victim restitution and pay $51 in court costs and fees. n In February 2000, he was charged with receiving stolen property, careless driving, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to carry insurance, driving while intoxicated, and embezzlement. After spending 64 days in jail, he was convicted of drug possession and driving while intoxicated second offense, with the rest of the charges dismissed. He received credit for time served, was ordered to undergo substance abuse screening and attend a Mothers Against Drunk Driving victim impact panel, and pay $805 in fines. He failed to pay those fines and was arrested in March. After his probation was revoked, he was ordered to enter six months of inpatient treatment and join Alco-holics Anon-ymous and Narcotics Anonymous. n In May 2001, he was picked up for distribution of a controlled substance, granted an 18-month deferred judgment, and placed on supervised probation for the same period. Robbs was granted early release from probation on Aug. 7, less than six weeks before the criminal complaint for child sex was filed.
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