SANTA FE – After years of accusations that he abused girls in two northern New Mexico school districts, as well as in other states, former elementary school teacher Gary Gregor will now likely spend the rest of his life in prison.
On Thursday in a Santa Fe courtroom, District Court Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer sentenced Gregor, 62, to serve 108 years in prison for raping two fourth grade students who were in his class at Fairview Elementary School in Española during the 2007-08 school year.
“What those children learned in your classroom is that monsters are real,” Marlowe Sommer told Gregor. “You exploited them time and time again. You enjoyed your power over them, and now you’re here because you’re caught.”