AG Balderas Announces Farmington-Area Cold Case Against Mother Accused of Molesting Her Own Daughter Will Proceed to Trial

For Immediate Release:
November 27, 2019
Contact: Matt Baca — (505) 270-7148

ALBUQUERQUE, NM—Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that San
Juan County Magistrate Court Judge Rena Scott found probable cause to believe Brandy
America Stevens committed seven first-degree felonies between 2005 and 2010 by
sexually penetrating her own daughter. The young woman — still a minor — courageously
testified at the preliminary hearing in Farmington against her own mother, the woman
accused of molesting her when she was a young child.
“Protecting our children from violent, sexual predators remains the top priority for my
office,” said Attorney General Balderas. “I commend the bravery of the young survivor in
this case, who has testified against her abusers, and I look forward to achieving justice
on her behalf.”
Brandy Stevens and three others (Bennie Wabbington, Casey Stallings, and Michael
Stevens) all stand accused of sexually molesting the same young woman during roughly
this same time period. Just last month, Judge Scott found probable cause to believe
Brandy Stevens’ ex-boyfriend, Bennie Wabbington, also molested the young girl. Michael
Stevens is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in San Juan County before the end of
2019. Stallings’ case is in bench-warrant status.
Stevens’ case will next be bound over to Eleventh Judicial District Court for trial on the
charges. There is not yet a presiding judge or a trial date. Stevens faces 126 years in
prison if convicted of all charges.