Welcome to Aztec, where the deep south MEETS the remote middle-west, in beautiful NORTHERN NEW MEXICO!!!
From the foremost "If-it-bleeds" news source in the state:
Former Church Employee Accused Of Sex With Minor
AZTEC, N.M. -- The San Juan County Sheriff's Department took a former Aztec church employee into custody and accuse him of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl.
Deputies took Wendel Nix into custody and said he was a youth pastor. But church officials said that is not the case. "Basically, he scheduled bus routes to pick up children and come into the church," said Barry Quinn, a pastor at the Bible Baptist church where Nix worked.
One teen who spoke with Action 7 News said she stopped going to the church because of comments that Nix would make. "They said sometimes that he was like, he'd ask them, what size their bra was," said Lori Ramsay, who claims she stopped going to the church because of Nix.
"I'm completely surprised by that," Quinn said. "Had I been aware of any such conduct by Mr. Nix or any other church volunteer or paid staff, we would've taken quick and stern action."
Nix is being held at the San Juan Detention Center. He's charged with criminal sexual penetration and criminal sexual contact of a minor. His bond is set at $300,000.
Pretty little town, Aztec. There's an ancient pueblo ruin (Anasazi) right in the middle of town.