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Albuquerque Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Enticement of a Minor

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office, announced today that Dominic Allan Marks was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Marks, 37, of Albuquerque, pled guilty in federal court on March 7, 2023, to enticement of a minor.

According to court documents, on Nov. 9, 2022, the FBI obtained a federal search warrant for an address in Carlsbad associated with an online account for a fetish website that had been discussing the sexual molestation of a 9-year-old minor and sending child pornography of that minor. After execution of the search warrant, the FBI was able to verify that the adults living at the address, Joseph and Rachel Crutcher, had been sexually abusing three children in their care and had been setting up meetings with other individuals to sexually abuse one of the children.

During a subsequent safehouse interview, the minor child disclosed that just the day prior, Joseph and Rachel had taken her to meet a man in the Lowe’s parking lot and had forced her to engage in sexual activity with the man. Subsequent investigation led the FBI to identify the man that sexually abused the 9-year-old minor in the Lowe’s parking lot as Marks. The FBI uncovered that Marks has molested multiple minors in addition to the 9-year-old, including a minor as young as 5 years old.

Rachel Crutcher, 38, of Carlsbad, pled guilty to production of a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Upon her release from prison, Rachel will be required to register as a sex offender and will be on supervised release for life. Joseph Crutcher, 59, of Carlsbad, pled guilty to one count each of production of child pornography, distribution of child pornography, and possession of child pornography. At sentencing, Joseph faces 70 years in prison and will be required to register as a sex offender.

Upon his release from prison, Marks will be subject to a lifetime term of supervised release and must register as a sex offender.

The Roswell Resident Agency and Albuquerque Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Marisa A. Ong and Matilda McCarthy Villalobos are prosecuting the case as part of Project Safe Childhood (PSC), a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.  Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and DOJ’s Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

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Updated August 23, 2023

Project Safe Childhood
Press Release Number: 23-200