Austin Lee Cox, of Los Alamos, faces several charges related to drug trafficking and sex crimes.
LA man faces drug, sex charges

A Los Alamos man facing several drug trafficking charges and charges related to sex crimes is expected to face a district court judge Wednesday.

Austin Lee Cox, 24, was charged by Los Alamos police Tuesday with 23 counts of criminal sexual penetration, three counts of trafficking in controlled substances (narcotic or meth), four counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, one count of dangerous drugs, conditions for sale and one count of  use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Cox will remain in custody until Wednesday when he will go before a district court judge to determine if he can be released pending trial.

Police are accusing Cox of having sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl he first met at a movie theater on Nov. 16. 

Cox is also accused of giving her methamphetamine and beer on several occasions when they were again together between Nov. 19 and Nov. 21. 

When police reported her as a runaway during that time, Cox came to the police station and reported that she was with him.