Santa Fe, NM: Lawsuit accuses late Santa Fe mayor Louis Montaño of child sex abuse

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    Lawsuit accuses late Santa Fe mayor of child sex abuse

    A lawsuit filed Monday alleges that the late Louis Montaño sexually abused a 12-year-old boy while serving as director of the Boys Club of Santa Fe in the early 1970s, roughly a decade before Montaño was elected as Santa Fe’s mayor. Brad Hall, the Albuquerque attorney who filed the lawsuit in state district court on behalf of an unnamed client, said the plaintiff came forward recently following psychological treatment during which memories surfaced decades after the alleged abuse took place. Thirty or 40 years is a common latency period for reporting abuse for individuals who have been molested as children, ...

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