Former Catholic priest accused of raping girl arrested in northern NM | KOB 4
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Former Catholic priest accused of raping girl arrested in northern NM

Joshua Panas
March 12, 2019 05:08 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- A former Catholic priest who is accused of rape was arrested at his home in Las Vegas Tuesday.

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Court records allege Father Sabine Griego sexually assaulted 38 children in New Mexico from the mid-1960s through the early 1990s.

In 2017, KOB 4 tried to speak with Griego at his home.

"Shut off the camera. Please. Shut it off because I am not going to do an interview,” Griego said.

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas charged Griego with one count of criminal sexual penetration.

The arrest warrant details an account from a female who told investigators that Griego raped her while she was a student at Queen of Heaven Catholic School.

She claims Griego was violent. In one instance, she claims Griego raped her while pushing her face into a table, breaking her nose.

“These were not just sexual misconduct cases, these were rape cases, these were acts of violence that many of these victims are still now dealing with-- pain and suffering and they deserve justice,” Balderas said.

Griego will appear in court Wednesday.

Balderas will seek to have Griego held pending trial.

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