Indictment reveals new details in Big Spring Police detectives arrest

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Indictments against a Big Spring detective, Joel Rojo, reveal new details surrounding the case.

Rojo was arrested and charged this week with indecency with a child, sexual performance by a child and official oppression. 

In the initial release from the Big Spring Police Department, few details were released regarding the crimes Rojo was accused of. 

According to the indictment released by the Howard County District Clerks Office, on June 4, 2015 Rojo “did then and there intentionally or knowingly induce a child who was then and there younger than 14 years of age…to engage in sexual conduct, to-wit: lewd exhibition of the female breast…”

The second indictment accuses Rojo of “then and there with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of the Defendant, cause…a child younger than 17 years of age, to expose (herself).”

Big Spring Police opened the investigation back on Aug. 20, 2015 when someone reportedly came forward with information regarding detective Joel Rojo. 
A second allegation against Rojo was reportedly made in October, 2015.
Big Spring Police later notified the Texas Rangers to assist, according to the release. 
Read the indictments here.

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