ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The family of an alleged rape victim is outraged after a judge lowered the suspect’s bond. It’s the same man who was shot in a botched burglary.
KRQE News 13 first told you about the rape charges against Javier Valenzuela on special assignment last month.
A judge lowered his bond to $50,000 with 25 percent down. That comes out to less than $13,000 for bail.
Now, the family fears for the young woman’s safety.
“She’s young and afraid and they did not take that into consideration,” a family member said.
Police say a homeowner shot at Valenzuela during an attempted car burglary in 2015.
They say he was wearing an ankle monitor when he was arrested for rape.