For Immediate Release:
May 4, 2022
Contact: Jerri Mares — (505) 321-4372
ALBUQUERQUE — Today, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that Caleb Foucault, an administrator at Piedra Vista High School currently on administrative leave, has been bound over for trial on three felonies – criminal sexual penetration of a child under 13 (a first-degree felony), false imprisonment (a fourth-degree felony), and witness intimidation (a third-degree felony). If convicted of all charges, Foucault faces 18 to 22.5 years in prison.
Prosecutors presented evidence during a preliminary hearing that in October 2018, Foucault entered his stepdaughter’s bedroom after she had gone to bed and forced her to have sex with him. The next morning, Foucault threatened the young girl that he would harm her family members if she disclosed the incident. Foucault’s former stepdaughter testified in person at the preliminary hearing.
“I applaud this survivor for having the courage to tell her story of abuse and because of her strength, I will hold this defendant accountable for his crimes,” said Attorney General Balderas.
This case will be bound over to the Eleventh Judicial District Court for trial. Defendant’s next appearance will be for an arraignment in the district court.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorneys General Caitlin Dillon, Jesse Pecoraro, and Zach Jones. Caleb Foucault is innocent until proven guilty.