ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A man with a history of alleged sex crimes against children is in trouble again.
Steven Anaya. 33, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with criminal sexual contact of a minor as well as criminal sexual penetration, kidnapping and intimidation of a witness.
This is not the first time that Anaya has faced these types of allegations. He was arrested in June for similar charges in a case involving another young girl.
The allegations in the latest case are outlined in a criminal complaint alleging he repeatedly raped one of his young neighbors beginning three years ago when she was just 11. He's also accused of somehow sneaking inside her room, holding a knife to her and threatening to kill her.
The girl told police Anaya would come over from his house across the street while the rest of her family slept.
He appeared in Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court on Thursday where the judge set a cash bond of $250,000.
Online court records show Anaya was out on bond in the June case when he was arrested on Wednesday. Records also show he also was arrested in 2011 and charged with indecent exposure near Pat Hurley Park on Albuquerque's West Side.
That's just down the street from the neighborhood where the latest alleged crime took place.
The girl and her family have since moved to Santa Fe, but the judge didn't want to take any chances when setting out parameters if Anaya bonds out in this latest case. The judge stated that Anaya must not have any contact with the victim or come within a five-mile radius of where the events happened.
KRQE News 13 did a search through the New Mexico Sex Offender Registry and did not find Anaya registered as an offender. This latest case is set to go to the grand jury on Sept. 26.
Anaya's mom was at Thursday's proceedings and told KRQE News 13 her son is innocent.
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