ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The debate coach at Rio Grande High School accused of raping a former student made his first court appearance Tuesday.
Deputies arrested 36-year-old Luis Chavez Tuesday after a 17-year-old boy reported having an ongoing sexual relationship with Chavez that started on a school trip to Phoenix.
Tuesday, the judge released Chavez on his own recognizance saying he doesn’t believe he’s a flight risk.
Chavez can’t have any contact with the alleged victim and must wear a GPS monitor.
Chavez, who has worked at Rio Grande as an educational assistant since 2013, has been fired.