The Latest: Warrants Detail Clergy Sex Abuse in New Mexico

U.S. News & World Report

November 29, 2018

The Latest: Warrants Detail Clergy Sex Abuse in New Mexico

The Latest on the New Mexico attorney general’s investigation in clergy sex abuse (all times local):.

Search warrants obtained by The Associated Press reveal graphic allegations of sexual abuse of children by members of the Catholic clergy in New Mexico.

The warrants were served Wednesday by agents with the state attorney general’s office at the home of a former priest in northern New Mexico and at the offices of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, which is located in Albuquerque.

The warrants were based on the statements of two unidentified victims and a confidential informant who provided information about the church not following through on settlements and giving ultimatums to victims. That included threats of stopping paid treatment if victims went to authorities with their claims.

The archdiocese did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

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