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APS employee suspected of offering minor money for sex

David Lynch and Brittany Costello
October 14, 2017 06:38 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – An Albuquerque Public Schools employee is being charged with promoting prostitution and contributing to the delinquency of a minor after allegedly offering to pay a minor that he knew for sex, according to court documents.

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A criminal complaint states that Albuquerque Police officers met with that minor and her mother Thursday afternoon. She showed police text messages on her phone between her and Bryan Apodaca, a maintenance supervisor for APS, the complaint states.

Included in those messages was Apodaca offering payment, as well as telling the minor, “can I be with you one time, don’t say nothing.”

The complaint states police confirmed it was Apodaca’s number through a third party who also knew him.

Apodaca was released from custody on Saturday morning, after denying the allegations against him in court. Aside of one prior misdemeanor, he does not have a criminal history.

"I have worked for APS for 16 years," he said to the judge. "I don't even know what's going on, Your Honor. I have no conflicts, or anything like that."

Apodaca was released on orders to stay away from the alleged victim, meaning no letters, phone calls or messages of any kind. 

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