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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 12:25pm
Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department announced that the the second suspect investigators were searching for in connection with a sexual assault in an East Mesa home has been arrested in Ruidoso.
Ruidoso Police Department took into custody, Eloy O. Gonzales, 21, on Tuesday. They acted on a tip from the U.S. Marshall's service that lead to the arrest.
Investigators are now working on transporting Gonzales back to Doña Ana County.
Gonzales is charged with eight felony counts, including contributing to the delinquency of a minor and conspiracy, after two 14-year-old twin sisters told their parents Gonzales and another man, identified as 22-year-old Marcos Anthony Moncayo, came to their home on Jan. 12 with bottles of liquor.
The girls told investigators they met the men through a social networking site called MocoSpace.com, claiming to be 20 years old.
The girls said they confessed to being only 14 before Moncayo and Gonzales came to their home. According to court documents, one of the sisters alleges Moncayo sexually assaulted her. Moncayo was arrested on ten felony counts.
Gonzales bonded out of jail Tuesday after his bond was reduced at arraignment.