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Hobbs Man Behind Bars on Charges of Raping a Girl at a Party

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HOBBS, N.M. - A Hobbs man is behind bars on charges of raping a girl at a party earlier this month.

19-year-old Justin Ward is also accused of helping another man rape the same victim.

The girl told police she had too much to drink when the attack happened.

She and a friend were able to identify ward and another attacker from a photo lineup.

When Ward was interviewed by officers, he confessed to having sex with the girl while she was drunk.

We're also told he admitted to holding the door closed while another man did the same thing.

But ward claimed he didn't think what he did was wrong because the victim made out with him before it happened.