Clovis NM – Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced that today a Curry County jury found Elvis Gaytan, age 28, of Clovis, guilty of criminal sexual contact of a child under the age of 13, a second degree felony for a sexual offense against a child.
In November of 2017, the victim reported to her mother that she had been sexually assaulted by a close family friend. The child disclosed more information later at The Oasis, a safe house interview. Gaytan was arrested a few days later.
The Honorable Matthew Chandler presided over the two-day trial and ordered that Gaytan be taken into immediate custody pending a sentencing hearing. Gaytan faces up to 15 years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections and a lifetime registration as a sex offender.
The case was prosecuted for the State by Brian Stover, Deputy District Attorney, and Gaytan was represented by Criminal Defense Attorney, Benjamin Herrmann.
For more information, please contact the District Attorney’s Office at 575-769-2246.