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Roswell recruit officer accused of soliciting 2 teenage boys

November 21, 2017

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A Roswell police officer-in-training has been accused of sending sexually explicit texts and images to two teenage boys.

Authorities say 25-year-old Alonso Barrientos was booked into the Chaves County Detention Center after being arrested last Friday on two counts of child solicitation by electronic communication device.

Detectives say they uncovered evidence on his personal cell of contact with the two juveniles. In one case, Barrientos allegedly presented himself as a 17-year-old.

Roswell police say there may be more victims. Anyone with information is urged to contact detectives.

Barrientos had worked for more than two years as a police service aide. He was fired the day of his arrest.

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