McDonald charged with sex assault


SAN LUIS — On May 4, Costilla County Deputies along with the help of other agencies conducted a thorough investigation involving Zanis McDonald, 43. McDonald is currently in custody on other unrelated charges.

The investigation led to McDonald being charged with 28 charges to include: 3 Counts of Sexual Assault on a Child, 2 Counts of Sexual Assault on a Child (threatens retaliation), 5 Counts of Sexual Assault on a Child (use of force), 3 Counts of Sexual Assault on a Child (pattern of abuse), 3 Counts of Sexual Assault on a child (position of trust younger than 15), 3 Counts of Sexual Assault (position of trust pattern of abuse), 3 Counts of Aggravated Incest, 3 Counts of Child Abuse, 1 Counts of Assault in the 2nd Degree (strangulation), and 2 Counts of Reckless Endangerment.

McDonald is currently being held on a $250,000 bond. The Costilla County Sheriff’s Office thanks the Costilla County Social Services, the Child Advocacy Center, and the 12th Judicial District Attorney’s Office for their assistance in this investigation.

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