Fr. Sabine Griego

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  Civil suit against Griego filed in 1993 and 7 in 1994. Griego lived for a time at Archbishop Sanchez’ residence after treatment at Paracletes. Put on leave 1/93; church began laicization process 2/94. Began work as prison psychologist after passing FBI check; resigned months later. Civil suit filed 5/14 by person alleging abuse at an Albuquerque parish in 1986. Suit filed 8/15 accused Griego of sexual abuse of boy in 1980s at Griego’s home in Montezuma and at Queen of Heaven in Albuquerque. Man filed suit 5/14 against Santa Fe archdiocese; spoke publicly in 11/15 that Griego raped him when he was 17-yrs-old in 1986; had gone to Griego for guidance about possibly becoming priest. Said there were teenage boys with Griego, hanging out in rectory and drinking. Civil trial related to this case to be held 8/16. Accused in 12/17/15 suit of abuse of boy, age 14-18, at parishes in Las Vegas NM and Albuquerque parish 1975-79.

Sources:  Albuquerque Journal 02.28.95Santa Fe New Mexican 03.01.95Albuquerque Journal 06.28.95Albuquerque Journal 07.21.95Albuquerque Journal 03.20.98Albuquerque Tribune 12.19.98Santa Fe New Mexican 06.30.02John Doe C v Archdiocese of Santa Fe 05.13.14KOAT 05.14.14KRQE 05.14.14Santa Fe New Mexican 05.14.14Albuquerque Journal 05.15.14Albuquerque Journal 10.13.15New Mexican 11.16.15KRQE 11.18.15Albuquerque Journal 12.06.15New Mexican 12.17.15ABQ Journal 11.19.17