Primary school teacher to serve 198 years for abusing students

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Convicted child rapist and former teacher Gary Gregor has been sentenced to an additional 84 years in prison. (Edmundo Carrillo/Albuquerque Journal)

A former Santa Fe elementary school teacher convicted of five counts involving student sexual abuse was sentenced this week to 84 years in prison, the New Mexico attorney general’s office announced.

Gary Gregor, 65, will serve the sentence in addition to a 114-year sentence he was previously serving for two previous convictions for assaulting elementary school students. The new sentence brings his total prison term to 198 years.

A former teacher at Agua Fria Elementary School in Santa Fe, Gregor was found guilty March 11 by a 1st Judicial District Court jury of four counts of felony sexual penetration of a minor and one count of sexual contact with a minor. minor.

In 2019, Gregor was sentenced to 108 years in prison for raping two fourth graders who were in his class at Fairview Elementary School in Española during the 2007-08 school year.

In that case, jurors found Gregor guilty of three counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor, four counts of criminal sexual contact with a minor, and five counts of kidnapping.

In 2020, Gregor was sentenced to an additional six years in prison on one count of criminal sexual contact with a minor under the age of 13 for inappropriately touching a student in his second grade class at Fairview Elementary during the school year 2006-07.

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