ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office has filed more charges against a man accused in a 2013 rape case that had been dropped by local prosecutors after it was discovered evidence had been destroyed.
Eli Kronenanker of Albuquerque was arrested last week on charges of criminal sexual penetration, kidnapping, aggravated assault and witness intimidation. He’s being held pending a detention hearing scheduled for Thursday.
The new charges include another count of witness intimidation, retaliation against a witness and aggravated battery.
He also faces charges in a separate rape case being prosecuted by the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office.
State prosecutors have requested Kronenanker be held without bond, arguing that he’s dangerous.
Kronenanker’s attorney has said she needs to see what evidence prosecutors plan to present before commenting on the cases.