San Luis, Colorado – On May 4, 2017, Costilla County Deputies along with the help of other agencies conducted a thorough investigation involving Zanis McDonald, 43. McDonald is currently in custody on other unrelated charges.
The investigation led to McDonald being charged with 28 charges to include: 3 Counts of Sexual Assault on a Child, 2 Counts of Sexual Assault on a Child (threatens retaliation), 5 Counts of Sexual Assault on a Child (use of force), 3 Counts of Sexual Assault on a Child (pattern of abuse), 3 Counts of Sexual Assault on a child (position of trust younger than 15), 3 Counts of Sexual Assault (position of trust pattern of abuse), 3 Counts of Aggravated Incest, 3 Counts of Child Abuse, 1 Counts of Assault in the 2nd Degree (strangulation), and 2 Counts of Reckless Endangerment.
Mcdonald is currently being held on a $250,000. We would like to thank the Costilla County Social Services, the Child Advocacy Center, and the 12th Judicial District Attorney’s Office for their assistance in this investigation.
Your help is needed to protect children. If you are aware of a child being physically, sexually or mentally abused please report it to your local sheriff of police department. Keep all children safe!