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The investigation into the alleged sexual hazing incidents that led to the suspension of four senior players on the Valencia High football team could take two to three months to complete.
New Mexico State Police Lt. Eric Garcia said that investigators are interviewing victims, and will be interviewing witnesses and the suspects in the future.
Once these interviews are complete, then some might have to be re-interviewed to firmly establish the time and events of the allegations, Garcia said.
The whole process could take as much as two to three months, he said.
The four were suspended on Nov. 16, just four days before Valencia High School’s state football playoff game against Goddard, when a Los Lunas Schools police investigation determined that there was enough evidence to turn the case over to state police.
The allegations came to the attention of Los Lunas Schools upper administration on Nov. 9, and the sexual nature of the allegations that involved three underclassmen was established two days later.