Local teacher found guilty of raping a student

RIO ARRIBA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – A Rio Arriba County teacher has been convicted of raping a student. 

Thursday afternoon, a jury found Miguel Garcia guilty on seven counts, all fourth-degree felonies. 

District Attorney Marco Serna says Garcia sexually assaulted the student between 2012 and 2013 when he taught at Mesa Vista High Scool. 

Garcia faces a maximum of 13 and a half years behind bars for each count. The DA’s office says he is facing a second case involving another student.  According to KRQE Media.

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