AG Balderas Secures Convictions of Former West Las Vegas Middle School Security Guard Accused of Sexual Crimes Against a Student

For Immediate Release:
February 21, 2022
Contact: Jordan Gutierrez (505) 270-7628

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas secures convictions of former Las Vegas security guard, Abran Ulibarri, pled guilty to six crimes related to sexual offenses against a Las Vegas middle school student. Ulibarri pled guilty to criminal sexual penetration of a minor, three counts of false imprisonment, criminal solicitation to commit tampering with evidence, and bribery of a witness. Ulibarri used his position of authority to sexually assault a fourteen-year-old middle school student on campus during school hours several times over the course of the school year in 2019.

“Unfortunately, this is not the first case my office has prosecuted where a school employee uses a position of authority and abuses a student. Each case further emphasizes the need for focused reform in the regulatory oversight of school personnel,” said Attorney General Balderas. “I commend this young student for having the courage to confront the offender and to make sure this predator does not harm another student.”

Sentencing will be set at a later date where Ulibarri will face up to ten years in prison as part of this plea. Ulibarri will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

The case was investigated by special agents from the Office of the Attorney General and prosecuted by Assistant Attorneys General Caitlin L. Dillon and Jesse Pecoraro.