Counties report rise in sexually transmitted diseases

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Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Carol Morgan, nurse manager for Portales Public Health Office, performs a lab procedure to test for chlamydia Friday morning in the public health office laboratory. Morgan said the office saw 27 patients with chlamydia in the first six months of the year. Alisa Boswell The number of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) […]

Tucumcari man arraigned on child porn charges

Freedom New Mexico A Tucumcari man arrested in a New Mexico State Police Internet sting is facing four federal felony charges of child pornography. The charges against Stephen Hensley, 41, follow a four-count indictment returned by a grand jury on Dec. 15, according to Elizabeth M. Martinez, assistant U.S. Attorney for public affairs. Hensley pleaded […]

Woman handed 12 years for sexually exploiting children

By CNJ Staff A 43-year-old Clovis woman was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty for her role in sexually exploiting children, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Peggy Baker was seen on a homemade video coercing a 13-year-old girl to perform sexual acts and pose nude […]

Man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting three children

CNJ staff A man police said was involved in a sex “club” that molested children was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Wednesday, according to a news release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Prosecutors said Anastacio Esquibel, 24, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting three children in 2003. District Attorney Matt Chandler said […]

Texas Legislature shouldn’t focus on trivial matters

Freedom Newspapers We might be exaggerating if we said the Texas Legislature never saw a dumb law it didn’t like, but far too many state politicians contribute to that stereotype. The Texas House of Representatives played true to form last week when it set aside trivial issues like the state budget, a public school finance […]

She-devil stickers heading to court

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Lawyers for a Clovis man charged with distribution of sexually explicit material to minors for placing two nude she-devil stickers on his car have filed a civil motion in state court asking for declarations on the issue. Specifically, the American Civil Liberties Union is asking the court to declare […]

She-devil stickers survive — for now

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This is a partial image of the sexually explicit stickers on Dean Young’s vehicle that are at the center of a free-speech battle. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Dean Young says he will continue to display a pair of cartoon stickers depicting bare-breasted she-devils on the windows of his banana […]

Reader reaction: Readers divided on sticker issue

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about stickers on a Clovis man’s car that portray cartoon images in sexually compromising positions. Police have charged Dean Young with distribution of sexually oriented materials to minors in connection with the case. Some responses: “FIRST, LET ME SAY that I am not going to be a judge […]

Sex contract idea is dubious at best

Leonard Pitts Jr. You knew this was coming. It followed as naturally as broken promises follow elections, the inevitable byproduct of Kobe Bryant’s arrest last summer on charges of raping a 19-year-old hotel worker. She says he forced himself on her, he says the sex was consensual. A jury will decide. But a Los Angeles-based […]