A former Catholic priest, accused of raping a six-year-old boy, was found not guilty, according to a spokesperson with the attorney general's office.
Prosecutors claimed Marvin Archuleta, 81, raped the boy in 1986 inside Holy Cross Catholic Church in Santa Cruz.
The former priest was arrested in 2019 at his northeast Albuquerque apartment. The arrest was the result of a two-year investigation conducted by the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office.
Attorney General Hector Balderas sent KOB 4 the following statement: