Former school janitor pleads guilty to child rape charges

Gary Briceno
Gary Briceno

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – The former high school janitor who was facing child rape charges will spend 13 years behind bars.

Gary Briceno, 56, plead guilty to all 25 charges that were brought against him including 9 counts of criminal sexual penetration. Briceno confessed to the charges last year.

Briceno was employed at Rio Rancho High School but investigators say none of the victims were students. He quit working at the school a day after he was indicted.

He will also be required to register as a sex offender. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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