Las Cruces Police Arrest Teacher

Jul 13, 2013

  Las Cruces Police have arrested a local elementary school teacher on more than 50 felony counts of inappropriate behavior with fourth-grade students.

Jesus L. Solis, 46, of the 2100 block of Sedona Hills Parkway, is charged with 52 counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor. The charges are all third-degree felonies.

The charges against Solis involve three girls who were students in his fourth-grade class at Desert Hills Elementary School. Las Cruces Police learned that Solis was the girls’ teacher and supervised at least two of the students during an after-school program this past academic year.

Detectives learned from the girls that Solis touched them inappropriately, over their clothing, multiple times. Detectives have reason to believe that the incidents occurred between the dates of Aug. 15, 2011, and May 2, 2013.

Solis was arrested Friday afternoon and booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center with a cash-only bond set at $80,000.