Judge sets conditions of release for ex-priest

Associated Press
February 16, 2019

A New Mexico judge has set conditions of release for a former Catholic priest accused of kidnapping and raping a 6-year-old boy in the 1980s.

KOB-TV reports a judge ruled Friday that 81-year-old Marvin Archuleta must wear a GPS monitoring device while he awaits trial. He also cannot be in contact or around children.

Archuleta was arrested last week in Albuquerque.The New Mexico Attorney General's Office had filed a motion for him to remain held until his trial. A grand jury in Santa Fe returned an indictment Thursday against Archuleta on charges of kidnapping and rape.

He is accused in court documents of raping a boy who attended the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Santa Cruz, New Mexico, during the mid-1980s. Archuleta's trial has not yet been scheduled.


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