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Roswell man faces charges of sexual contact with minor


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A Roswell man who was charged with criminal sexual contact of a minor in the fourth degree was released on his own recognizance Wednesday.

The release comes after 37-year-old Nathan Enox was taken into custody by the Roswell Police Department at his residence in the 900 block of Pearson Drive on Tuesday, per an arrest warrant signed off on by Chaves County District Judge Kea Riggs, who noted Enox as a “public safety threat.”

The alleged victim is a relative of Enox’s who was visiting from another state at the time the incident is reported to have occurred, during the late 2016-early 2017 holiday period.

According to an affidavit by Grace Fresquez, on April 6, 2017, the RPD detective was told by a mother who lives in Wasilla, Alaska via a phone call that her daughter had been a victim of a criminal sexual contact incident in Roswell.

The mother told police she had a sit-down with her daughter in their Wasilla home and was told by her daughter that she had been touched during her visit. The mother told police the situation came to light after her daughter received a text message from Enox on April 3.

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After Roswell police spoke with the mother, they contacted dispatchers at the Wasilla Police Department and were told a member of the Alaska State Troopers would contact them.

On April 18, the RPD learned that an investigator from the Alaska State Troopers conducted an interview with the victim April 13. A report prepared by an Alaska State Trooper investigator clarified the victim routinely visited Roswell. The victim recalled the December 2016 incident to authorities.

According to the report, the victim told police since she did not know who to tell and did not want anyone fighting, she never said anything.

According to the affidavit, RPD investigators received recorded conversations between the victim and Enox from the Alaska State Troopers via a “glass warrant” an investigator obtained.

On Aug. 21, 2017, RPD Detective Fresquez attempted to contact Enox at his home, but he was not home. After Fresquez later contacted Enox via phone, the detective was told by Enox that he would come to the RPD at noon on Aug. 23, 2017.

“(I) did wait for Mr. Enox on 08/22/2017 until (1 p.m.),” Fresquez wrote. “(I) did contact the front desk regarding Mr. Enox and he never came in.”

On Wednesday afternoon, an arraignment for Enox was held in Chaves County District Court.

Though a hearing has not yet been set, the case is to be prosecuted by Chief Deputy District Attorney Emily Fry in the courtroom of Chaves County District Judge Freddie J. Romero.

Enox is being represented by Roswell defense attorney E. Michael Gomez.

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