A Truth or Consequences man has been arrested on charges of criminal sexual contact of a minor and attempted criminal sexual penetration of a minor after he touched and propositioned a 16-year-old girl to have sex with him.
According to charges filed against Steven Hawkins, 60, of 158 S. Birch, by T-or-C Police Officer E. Baker, Hawkins had taken the 16-year-old victim near the river where he had planned to take photographs of her for her portfolio. She said that Hawkins’ vehicle had broken down, at which time she called her father to come help. While waiting for the father to arrive, Hawkins approached and began to inappropriately touch the girl.
The girl told Officer Baker that she pushed Hawkins away several times and told him “not to do that.” Hawkins attempted to kiss her and rub her body and told the girl that if she would have sex with him he would pay her $100 and promised not to get her pregnant.
When the father arrived, Hawkins reportedly stopped and walked away.
Hawkins is currently incarcerated in the Sierra County Detention Center on the felony charges.