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Man faces charge of sexual contact with a minor

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A man accused of sexually touching a teenage girl was arrested early Monday.

Stanley Stanbrough (Submitted Photo)

Stanley D. Stanbrough, 57, of Roswell, was charged with one count of criminal sexual contact with a minor, second degree, child under 13, unclothed, according to documents filed Monday in Chaves County Magistrate Court.

Police were notified in late November after relatives of the 13-year-old girl heard her tell another child that she reportedly awoke one night to find Stanbrough reaching into her pants. She said that since then he had touched her in a sexual manner on multiple occasions.

Court documents state that during a Nov. 27 forensic interview, she said that she did not know the specific date when Stanbrough is alleged to have first touched her sexually but that it was possibly sometime in the fall of 2019.

Stanbrough, when later interviewed by police, denied ever touching the girl in any area that would have made her feel uncomfortable.

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He did though, according to documents, say that when he would wake up in the middle of the night to smoke a cigarette, he would sometimes pat her body to check on her. However, he denied that there was any sexual intent in his actions and that he patted her only to make sure she was safe.

Judge E.J. Fouratt released Stanbrough on his own recognizance Monday following an appearance in Chaves County Magistrate Court.

Electronic court records state that in accordance with his conditions of release, Stanbrough cannot leave the state or county without prior permission of the court and must avoid any contact with the girl or anyone who might testify in the case.

He is also prohibited from leaving his residence between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. while he awaits trial.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301 or breakingnews@rdrnews.com.

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