53-year-old Brian Dunnihoo is facing three counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor – all first-degree felonies, and two counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor, both third-degree felonies.
Dunnihoo is the director of facilities and construction management for the Deming Public School district.
The allegations cover a six-year period, beginning in 1996, when the victim was about seven years old, and continued until the victim was approximately 13. The victim is now an adult and lives in another state.
The investigation began in April of this year, after the victim notified a New Mexico State Police officer about the abuse.
According to the criminal affidavit, Dunnihoo agreed to meet with State Police Investigator Paul Vaughn in early June about the allegations, but declined the interview the following day through his attorney.
A warrant was issued for Dunihoo’s arrest Friday, and he was picked up Monday night. The warrant lists his bond at $80,000 cash only.