ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)— A former Rio Grande High School debate coach accused of raping a student is expected back in court Wednesday.
This comes as prosecutors prepare to retry him for a charge the jury couldn’t agree on.
Deputies arrested 36-year-old Luis Chavez in July after a 17-year-old says he assaulted him.
In January, a jury found Chavez not guilty of all charges except a charge of rape.
Last Monday, prosecutors filed paperwork to retry him and Wednesday he will be in court for a scheduling conference.