A 14-year-old Las Cruces boy has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing two girls 8-years-old or younger.

Lazarus Delaurentis, of the 1700 block of Calle Sosa, was arrested Saturday, June 30, and charged with seven first-degree felony counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor.


Police say Delaurentis has sexual relations with the girls while the three of them were left unsupervised. More charges are possible as they continue their investigation. Delaurentis is being held without bond.


If you suspect someone you know is being sexually abused, call the Sexual Trauma and Assault Response Services hotline at 915.779.1800.