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Former New Mexico priest ordered to remain in jail pending trial

Former New Mexico priest ordered to remain in jail pending trial

Joshua Panas
November 08, 2018 11:20 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- A former New Mexico priest, who allegedly has more than 35 sexual abuse victims, will remain in jail pending trial.

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Arthur Perrault's attorneys filed a motion for a judge to reconsider pre-trial detention. They contend Perrault is in poor health and should be in a halfway house.

However, the motion was denied Tuesday afternoon.

Perrault, 80, faces seven charges of child abuse. The charges allege Perrault sexually abused a child under the age of 12 at Kirtland Air Force base, where he was a military chaplain, and Santa Fe National Cemetery in the early 1990s.

The FBI located Perrault in Morocco last year after years on the run. He was working at an English-language school for children and subsequently fired, according to authorities.

The FBI said they worked with Moroccan authorities to have Perrault extradited to the U.S.3

Perrault's trial is scheduled for Nov. 26.

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