Sexual allegations against New Mexico priests continue to grow

Jason Figler.
Jason Figler.

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – More allegations of sexual abuse involving New Mexico priests have surfaced.

Three more lawsuits have been filed against the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. One of the cases names Friar Jason Figler.

He was accused of sexually abusing at least seventeen boys in New Mexico during the 1970’s. The archdiocese of Santa Fe paid millions of dollars to settle those cases. Sigler also served 9 years in a Michigan prison for molesting a child there.

The latest lawsuits against the Diocese brings the total cases to 62 over the past five years. 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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