Alberto Villanueva (MDC)Copyright © 2022 Albuquerque Journal
A teenage woman from Honduras advised police in June that her father left her along with his buddy – a human smuggler – as fee for getting the household into the US earlier than the person introduced her to Albuquerque and raped her regularly.
Alberto Villanueva, 44, is charged with three counts of legal sexual penetration and two counts every of kid abuse and bribery of a witness within the case. Villanueva was arrested in July and is at the moment behind bars on the Metropolitan Detention Middle.
A federal search warrant unsealed this week outlined the FBI’s investigation into the case and state court docket filings stuffed in a number of the different particulars.
Charlie Moore-Pabst, a spokesman for the New Mexico Youngsters, Youth and Households Division, mentioned the woman is protected. He mentioned no different particulars could possibly be launched.
On June 17, 2021, an Albuquerque police detective was contacted by CYFD concerning the sexual assault of a Del Norte Excessive College pupil. The 16-year-old advised police she was initially from Honduras and had been within the metropolis for a number of months.
The woman reported the abuse to a trainer after being inspired by a buddy and the trainer notified CYFD, in accordance with court docket information. A CYFD investigator discovered a “State of Texas Energy of Lawyer Over Youngster” type signed by her father and assigning guardianship to Villanueva.
Throughout a sexual assault examination, the teenager reported years of abuse by the hands of Villanueva, who she lived with at an residence advanced close to the college. The teenager mentioned she had recognized Villanueva, a buddy of her father’s, since she was 13 they usually all lived in Honduras.
The woman advised authorities he had raped her repeatedly ever since that point and had additionally compelled her to ship him bare images and movies. She mentioned in April she and her father met Villanueva in Piedras Negras, Mexico, and he smuggled them into the U.S.
The woman advised police she thought she would go dwell with an aunt in Texas however, as an alternative, her father left to go to Tennessee and Villanueva introduced her to Albuquerque. The woman mentioned Villanueva was a human smuggler and her father owed him $30,000 for his or her passage into the nation.
“She believed that she, herself, was to serve Villanueva because the type of fee,” the federal search warrant affidavit states.
Authorities mentioned Villanueva took her passport, delivery certificates and different paperwork. The teenager reported that she didn’t know anybody within the metropolis, and Villanueva by no means allowed anybody to return to the residence and threatened to harm her and her dad and mom “if she didn’t obey him.”
The woman advised a sexual assault examiner that Villanueva would rape her twice a day, giving her a tablet beforehand, and withheld meals if she refused, in accordance with court docket information. She mentioned she reported the abuse to her aunt in Texas, who advised her “to not come if she was pregnant.”
Police mentioned the woman advised them that, the day earlier than she reported the abuse, Villanueva had choked her and thrown her in opposition to a wall for making an attempt to withstand his advances.
Through the course of the sexual assault examination, Villanueva repeatedly known as the woman and despatched her quite a few textual content messages when she didn’t reply. Then, in accordance with authorities, her father known as and advised her she was mendacity about Villanueva, that she “belonged to (Villanueva)” and he was going to “get in hassle with out purpose.”
Authorities mentioned a nurse overheard the dialog, which ended with the daddy saying he and Villanueva have been going to return for the teenager.