El Paso man, 19, accused of sexually assaulting intoxicated woman at house party

Jeremy Thomas faces one count of criminal sexual penetration.

An El Paso man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman who was intoxicated at a Las Cruces house party, according to police.

Jeremy Grant Thomas, 19, and others were having a party at a home on Ancho Drive late Saturday night and into early Sunday.

Around 3 a.m., a 19-year-old woman became intoxicated and was helped to a bed by a friend, police said.

Later that morning, the woman’s boyfriend entered the bedroom and found Thomas standing near the bed, police said.

Investigators believe Thomas raped the woman while she was intoxicated and unable to respond, police said.

Thomas was arrested on Wednesday and was booked into the Dona Ana County jail. He faces one count of criminal sexual penetration.

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