District Attorney announces new indictment for convicted child rapist

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s office and the Office of the Attorney General have announced a joint prosecutorial effort regarding the case of convicted child rapist Rollie Bruvold.

The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s office has filed a 14-count indictment against Rollie Bruvold one day before he was set to be released following an appellate court ruling that overturned all but one of his counts, criminal sexual penetration of a child under 13. Bruvold was initially found guilty by a jury and was sentenced to 108 years in prison in 2015 by District Judge Jaqueline Flores.

On Thursday, Bruvold was set to be resentenced after the New Mexico Court of Appeals tossed six of his seven convictions in July.

“We have worked together with our investigators and investigators of the Attorney General’s Office to clarify the timeline, and specifically address some of the deficiencies that were noted by the Court of Appeals,” DA Raul Torrez said.

Though his defense wanted Bruvold released, he will be held pending a hearing on the new charges.

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