NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A New Mexico man has pleaded guilty. He’s accused of sexually abusing a minor.

According to the US Department of Justice, Dexter Whiskers, 44, of Mescalero, New Mexico, pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a minor. Whiskers is reportedly a member of the San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe.

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The plea agreement detailed that Whiskers admitted to sexually abusing a 13-year-old victim on October 22, 2021. He awaits sentencing and will remain in custody.

Whiskers faces up to 15 years in prison and have to register as a sex offender.