PECOS - New disturbing information on a violent stabbing in Pecos.
NewsWest 9 has learned the victim is a registered sex offender and he's clinging to life.
Felix Ornelas, Junior, is in critical condition at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.
Ornelas was taken there after being stabbed 17 times early Wednesday morning.
Police arrested his girlfriend, 28-year-old Robbyn Alexys Ochoa, for the crime.
According to Pecos Police Chief, Clay McKinney, she told officers Ornelas attacked her and she was defending herself.
She is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and his since bonded out of jail.
The stabbing happened at Ochoa's home on Almond Street.
When officers went inside, McKinney says they found the knife hidden in the home.
Two of Ochoa's children, who are eight and six years old, were also found unharmed.
What makes that even more disturbing that the children were at the home.
According to the Department of Public Safety, Ornelas was convicted of molesting a 13-year-old girl.
He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and is now on parole.
McKinney confirmed to NewsWest 9 on Friday that Ornelas is a registered sex offender.
So why was he able to be around Ochoa's kids?