Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe
Monsignor. Accused in a 10/18 lawsuit of the sexual abuse, including rape, of an altar boy 1972-77 in Peralta, when Chavez was pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Chavez would allegedly would ply the boy with alcohol. Chavez was transferred to the Diocese of Las Cruces where he worked in parishes 1977-85. He died in 1996. On Diocese of Las Cruces list 11/8/18. It noted a report received in 2002 of an incident in 1984.
Albuquerque Journal 10.30.18; The News-Bulletin 11.01.18; Diocese of Las Cruces List 11.08.18; KVIA 11.08.18; http://bishop-accountability.org/