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Our Backstory

Jun 7, 2018

Hundreds of abused boys and girls swells to hundreds of thousands when you examine the clergy abuse crisis on a national scale. Many of the factors that led to priest abuse in New Mexico parallel trends across the country, and even around the world. 

On this series finale of Our Backstory, we talk to New Mexico Attorney...


Jun 7, 2018

In an act of good faith to try and repair its trust with the public, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe in late 2017 released a list of what it referred to as 74 credibly accused priests. 

A few months later, a pair of lawsuits allege that the list is inaccurate. 

For KOB's original report on this story, click


Jun 7, 2018

In the second part of this two-part report, we return to the lonely town of Farley, New Mexico, where dozens of boys were abused at an isolated ranch-turned-isolated hell. What, and who, brought an end to it?

For KOB 4's original report on Hacienda de los Muchachos, click


Mar 3, 2018

In the first of this two-part report, we travel to a town that is small even for New Mexico, and to a lonely abandoned building where unchecked sexual abuse by one man was rampant over 40 years ago.

For KOB 4's original report on Hacienda de los Muchachos, click


Mar 3, 2018

Before reporting on the crisis of priest abuse in New Mexico, we went to court to fight for the unsealing of documents that would become the bedrock of our reporting. An Albuquerque attorney joins us for a discussion on that legal fight.

For more on KOB 4's court fight, as well as links to other reports in this series...