- Associated Press - Saturday, December 5, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A former New Mexico police chief is again facing charges that he raped a woman while she was in police custody.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1IwmphT) that former Jemez Springs Police Chief Shane Harger was indicted Friday on multiple charges including criminal sexual contact and kidnapping.

The case was dismissed in September because of prosecutorial errors.

The refiled charges include four additional counts of tampering with evidence and one of making a false report.

Prosecutors say the 19-year-old woman and three men were stopped by police in 2013.

She alleges Harger later raped her at the police station.

Thomas Grover, an attorney for Harger, did not immediately return a message seeking comment Saturday.

Harger was fired in February 2014 after Transportation Security Administration agents discovered he had two names.


Information from: Albuquerque Journal, https://www.abqjournal.com

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