Judge sets conditions of release for ex-priest

Published 02-16-2019

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - 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.

Archuleta's trial has not yet been scheduled.

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