Priest Could Be Jailed Before Trial

STATE PROSECUTORS WANT AN ACCUSED PEDOPHILE PRIEST HELD IN JAIL PENDING TRIAL. EIGHTY-ONE YEAR OLD MARVIN ARCHULETA WAS ARRAIGNED VIA VIDEO MONDAY IN SANTA FE MAGISTRATE COURT. HE WAS ARRESTED FRIDAY IN ALBUQUERQUE IN THE ALLEGED RAPE AND KIDNAPPING OF A YOUNG BOY AT A CATHOLIC CHURCH IN THE ESPANOLA AREA IN THE 1980S.

DURING MONDAY’S COURT PROCEEDING, THE ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICE ARGUED THAT ARCHULETA WAS A FLIGHT RISK, AND A DANGER TO OTHER CHILDREN.

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