Man accused of raping three children in a week released on bail twice by same judge

Man accused of raping three children in a week released on bail twice by same judge
Raymond Hernandez (Image: Taos County Sheriff)

[Ed. – Compare this headline with this one. Is there an epidemic of some sort infecting our courts?]

New Mexico man accused of raping three children in a week and sexually assaulting his own 13-year-old daughter was released on bail twice by the same judge before being arrested a third time on Monday after a statewide manhunt.

Raymond Hernandez, 29, was first taken into custody on January 15 after allegedly raping a teenage girl and beating her friend. Judge Ernest Ortega released him on a $10,000 bond.

Two days later, Hernandez, who was wearing an ankle monitor, was arrested again for allegedly molesting a 19-month toddler who lived in the same house as the teen he was accused of raping.

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Cops brought Hernandez back to court but the same judge released him on $20,000 bail. A few days after posting it, Hernandez allegedly went on to rape a five-year-old girl living next door to his family and then fled.  He was finally arrested Sunday night in Colorado.

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