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Man charged with raping young girl; Victim says assailant threatened to kill her family if she told anyone


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A Roswell man has been charged with raping the 10-year-old daughter of his girlfriend and threatening to kill her family if the girl told anyone.
Paz Israel Primera, 35, has been charged with three first-degree felony counts of criminal sexual penetration (involving a child under 13) and three third-degree felony charges of bribery or intimidation of a witness. Primera is scheduled to appear for his preliminary examination Wednesday morning before Chaves County Magistrate Judge K.C. Rogers.
Primera was arrested by the Roswell Police Department on May 12. He had his initial arraignment on May 15, when he was ordered not to contact the purported victim.
According to court records, Primera committed the offenses between April and May in Roswell, while living with the victim’s mother and her three children.
Roswell police said the 10-year-old girl reported the rapes to her aunt. The aunt said the girl came running out of her home crying, saying her mother’s boyfriend had raped her, later adding she had been raped by Primera on two prior occasions in recent weeks. The girl turned 11 years old the day after the third alleged rape, court records state.
The girl said Primera always carries a gun in his pants, and he had threatened to kill her family if she told anyone.
The girl’s aunt said she called her sister, the mother of the girl, and said she needed to talk with her. The victim said her mother called Primera and told him to stay away from her daughter or she would call police.
Police said the Children’s Advocacy Center conducted a forensic interview with the victim on May 10, the day of her 11th birthday. The girl said she wanted Primera out of her house because he is mean.
“He did something to me,” the girl reportedly told police. “He raped me.”
During the most recent alleged rape, the girl said Primera grabbed her by the arm, took her into her bedroom, pushed her on the bed and told her to stay put. The girl said her mother was at Wal-Mart at the time buying a present for her 11th birthday.
The girl reportedly told police she declined to comply with Primera’s demands and he threatened to kill her family. The girl said she became so scared that she complied, and that Primera’s genitals had touched her genital area.
The girl said Primera ceased the alleged sexual assault when her aunt pulled into the driveway of her home.
“(The girl) did not know what Israel was doing, but she told him ‘no’ and to stop,” states a criminal complaint. “(She) said that this happened three times (most recently on May 9).
“(The girl) said that Israel told her that if she told anyone, that he would kill all of her family.”
The girl told police Primera had raped her on two prior occasions when everyone was sleeping at her home, court records state.
Police said the girl told her mother about the alleged sexual assaults after the third rape.
Primera is being held at the Chaves County Adult Detention Center on a $100,000 cash-only bond. He is being represented by the Public Defender’s Office, court records state.