Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

2 Educators Charged With Sex Abuse.(State)

Byline: Jeremy Pawloski Journal Northern Bureau

Allegations Made In SF, Espanola

SANTA FE -- In unrelated incidents, a former bilingual educator at Salazar Elementary School in Santa Fe and a staff member at Carlos F. Vigil Middle School in Espanola each face criminal charges of sexually abusing students on school grounds.

One of the suspects pleaded innocent in an Espanola courtroom. The attorney for the other said he thought his client would be exonerated in a trial.

The case in Santa Fe involves the alleged abuse of two boys under 13. The Espanola case involves a 14-year-old girl.

Ernest Dominguez, 30, a former bilingual teacher at Salazar Elementary, faces 30 counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor. …

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