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Carl Mosley Charged With Offenses Against Child

on November 18, 2017 - 9:35pm
By Maire O'Neill
Los Alamos Daily Post

Carl “Wayne” Mosley, 67, of Los Alamos was charged Friday with criminal sexual penetration of a child under 13, criminal sexual contact of a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Mosley was arrested following an investigation conducted by Los Alamos Police Det. Matthew Lyon along with Child Youth and Families Department representatives and a forensic interviewer.

Court documents indicate that Det. Lyon met with Mosley Nov. 15. Lyon’s report said before he asked Mosley a question, Mosley started talking about the victim’s family and past family history and continued for 40 minutes without Lyon asking him a question. Lyon said he asked Mosley if he knew the reason for the interview and Mosley responded that he thought the interview was about the victim being improperly touched and that he was involved in the report.

Lyon continued to question Mosley for some time and his report indicates that Mosley seemed to be misleading him “in information and the truth”.

“After advising Carl several times to tell the truth, Carl advised that he had penetrated (the victim) with his thumbs,” the report states.

During Friday’s first appearance in Los Alamos Magistrate Court, Judge Casados came close to letting Mosley go free on his own recognizance pending trial because he had no prior criminal history but warned him that it would be under “very, very strict conditions”. As she questioned Mosley, she found out he was homeless, that he had been living in a car for two months. Mosley said he moved out “in order for the young girl to have peace of mind”.

Judge Casados asked him if he had anywhere else he could live and appeared to become concerned that Mosley was a flight risk.

“So you have no ties to this community. You can turn that ignition and take off. What proves that to me other than your word,” she said. Mosley replied, “It’s real simple. That’s just me. I do what I say I’ll do. You tell me what you want me to do. If you want me to come by and say hello every day, I will”.

While discussing conditions of release, Judge Casados explained clearly what she meant by no contact with the victim or witnesses in the case.

“That word ‘no’ is as big as this room,” she said. “If I hear you have made any contact at all your head will spin because I will send out the entire police department to find you.”

When Judge Casados asked Mosley if he owned a gun, he responded that he didn’t, however a spectator in the courtroom informed her that there is a pistol in the car Mosley is sleeping in and that the car does not belong to him. Mosley then claimed the pistol belonged to his son.

“You’re cutting hairs with me mister, and I don’t like it. What other hair did you split?,” Judge Casados asked sternly. “What’s going to happen if we take the car away?”

Mosley responded that he had a car at his home that doesn’t run and needs tags and insurance. He suggested that he could have someone from the shop get the car for him. At this point the spectator informed Judge Casados that the car hasn’t been operated for quite some time, that there are additional guns in that car and that Mosley has been parking at the library and the skate park to sleep at night.

 Judge Casados asked Mosley if there are guns in that car and at first he said he didn’t know what’s in it, that there “could be some”, that he doesn’t have a record.

“I know that. I looked you up, but I asked you a question, ‘Do you have a gun?’ and now I hear you may have more than one,” Judge Casados said. Mosley responded that there are a couple of old guns in the car.

“A gun’s a gun. I don’t care if it’s a flintlock, it’s a gun,” Judge Casados responded.

At this point, she told Mosley she would not be releasing him, that he needed to get a public defender, that he would remain in jail until she could have a discussion in Court early next week with the district attorney and the public defender present.