Former Los Lunas prison captain arraigned on rape charges
Posted at: 09/19/2012 1:02 PM
| Updated at: 09/19/2012 8:51 PM
By: KOB.com staff
A former Los Lunas prison captain was arraigned on four charges of criminal sexual penetration Wednesday stemming from a prison rape lawsuit our 4 On Your Side investigative team told you about in May.
Kenneth Carrejo was in court Wednesday regarding allegations that, while he was captain at the corrections facility in Los Lunas, he handcuffed a prisoner to office furniture and raped him.
Carrejo pleaded not guilty before District Judge Violet Otero, and told her he has a job in Nevada.
Judge Otero ruled that Carrejo did not have to be jailed because the alleged crimes happened more than a year ago and he had no prior record of such crimes.
She also allowed for him to leave New Mexico for his job, and nothing else.
A trial is set for February of next year. A jury will decide of Carrejo will go to prison.