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Clovis man sentenced to 9 years in prison for sexually assaulting step-grand child

Domingo Bolanos, 61, was sentenced to nine years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections for criminal sexual assault of a child on Tuesday. (Courtesy: Ninth Judicial District Attorney's Office)

A Clovis man was sentenced to nine years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections for criminal sexual assault of a child on Tuesday.

According to Ninth Judicial District Attorney Andrea Reeb, on July 18, a Curry County jury convicted Domingo Bolanos, 61, of criminal sexual assault of a child for actions towards a step-grand child who was residing in the home at the time. The child was not able to report the abuse to anyone until she was removed from the home and placed with her maternal grandparents. It was later uncovered that she was not the only child abused in the home.

Bolano's son, Michael Bolanos, 31, was convicted of criminal sexual contact of a minor in May 2017. Michael Bolanos is currently serving a 20 year sentence for actions taken against other children in the home.

"It is horrifying to consider the way these two men treated the children under their care. We are supposed to protect our children, these men were preying on them," said Chief Deputy District Attorney Brian Scott Stover who prosecuted both offenders.

Since the charge is a serious violent offense, Bolanos will be required to serve 85 percent of the time before being considered for parole. That parole term may be for the life of the offender and includes ankle monitoring and mandatory lifetime registration as a sex offender. He was also convicted of child abuse in 2015.

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