Fr. Sabine Griego

Ordained: 1964
Status: Charged

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Accused of sexual and physical assaults of over 38 children, male and female. Suit filed 1993, 7 in 1994. Lived at Archbishop Sanchez’ residence after treated at Paracletes. Suspended 1/93; laicization process began 2/94. Was prison psychologist after FBI check; resigned months later. Civil suit 5/14 re abuse at an ABQ parish in 1986. Suit 8/15 re abuse of boy in 1980s at Griego’s home in Montezuma and an ABQ parish. A man filed suit 5/14 against Santa Fe archdiocese; claimed he was raped by Griego at age 17 in 1986; had gone to Griego for guidance about possibly becoming priest and that there were teen boys with Griego in rectory and drinking. Accused in 12/17/15 suit of abuse of boy, age 14-18, at parishes in Las Vegas, NM and ABQ 1975-79. On Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17. Two new suits 1/18. New suit 5/18 by 6 men, 1 woman. Arrested 3/19, charged with rape of 8-year-old girl in early 1990s. She had gotten settlement. On Las Cruces list 6/24/19. Died in 10/20 before trial.

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