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Beauty pageant winner accused of sexually penetrating 14-year-old girl

By Mason White 5:05 PM September 28, 2017
Marika Trujillo
Marika Trujillo
By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) The winner of a beauty pageant was accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl, who at first did not understand that the suspect’s actions were inappropriate, according to police in New Mexico.

Milan police said that they have arrested 23-year-old Marika Trujillo, after being accused of sexually penetrating the 14-year-old girl.

Trujillo has been charged with one count of criminal sexual penetration of a minor.

She was booked into the Cibola County Detention Center, pending a bail hearing.

If convicted, Trujillo faces up to 18 years in prison.

According to the police investigation, Trujillo was named the Miss Indian University of New Mexico, last year.

She was then hired as a teacher and a coach at a school.

Trujillo met the 14-year-old victim several months ago, and she later had sex with her.

At first, the student did not understand that what Trujillo did to her was inappropriate.

When the student learned that she was sexually assaulted, she called the police.