Attorney General’s Office Files Sexual Assault Charges Against School Security Guard


Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Thursday that his office has filed charges in the Fourth Judicial District against Abran Ulibarri, a former school security guard in the West Las Vegas Public schools, alleging that Ulibarri repeatedly sexually assaulted an eighth-grade student over the course of a school year. The complaint charges Ulibarri with 15 felony counts. Ulibarri was arrested on these charges this morning.

“Schools should be the safest place in our communities, and it is tragic that this student was subjected to this treatment by a school employee,” said Attorney General Balderas. “My office will continue to hold accountable anyone who harms a child.”

In a related letter to the Secretary of the New Mexico Public Education Department, Attorney General Balderas notified the Department of the matter and encouraged it and legislative leaders to strongly consider immediate reforms to address New Mexico’s chronic concerns of physical harm to students in schools.

This case was investigated, in part, by the Office of the Attorney General and will be prosecuted by its Special Prosecutions Division.