Former high school janitor confesses to child rape

Gary Briceno
Gary Briceno

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Police say a former Rio Rancho High School janitor has confessed to child rape. Gary Briceno, 56, is jailed on multiple counts.

Investigators said at this point none of the cases involved students, but that at least one incident happened on school grounds.

Briceno was fired in August, a day after he was indicted.

According to the Rio Rancho Observer, the victims were three girls ages 6 to 16.

The alleged crimes happened between 1992 and 2012.

Court records show Briceno is facing a total of 24 counts.

He’s scheduled to be arraigned next Monday in Sandoval County Court.

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