Reported Rapes Up in NM

PORTALES, NM - An alarming rate of rapes are taking place in eastern new Mexico according to nurses there.

In Curry and Roosevelt counties this October, nurses performed 16 sexual assault exams. That's up from four the year before.

Nurses are not sure if more of the crime is taking place or just more people are coming forward to report it.

But they have noted a significant increase in drug facilitated assaults - like date rape drugs.