Eastern New Mexico student accused of rape

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PORTALES, N.M. (KRQE) – A student at Eastern New Mexico University has been arrested for the rape of another student.

According to the Eastern New Mexico News, a female student told campus police she had been sexually assaulted by 18-year-old Joel Torres Jr. Records show Torres claimed it was consensual.

He’s been charged with rape and is being held at the Roosevelt County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash or surety bond.

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