La Mesa man guilty of sexually abusing foster child

A jury convicted a La Mesa New Mexico man named Martin Lopez, 51, for sexually abusing a then-5-year-old foster daughter starting in 2004. Lopez was found guilty of three counts of first-degree criminal sexual penetration and one count of criminal sexual contact of a minor, a second-degree felony. Lopez was charged in 2008.

According to the indictment, Lopez threatened not to feed the girl and her brother if she did not perform the sexual acts.

Third Judicial District Chief Judge Douglas Driggers ordered a $100,000 bond, according to the news release, and Lopez was taken into custody.