Hearing for ex-Mora sheriff's deputy delayed

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By David Giuliani

A former Mora County sheriff’s deputy accused of rape and receiving a bribe still has yet to go to trial, and another hearing in the matter was delayed Thursday.

In the summer of 2006, Lucas Marquez, 31, was on duty when he was called to respond to a domestic disturbance at a woman’s Guadalupita home, officials said. The woman’s boyfriend had already left when Marquez arrived. The victim reported to state police later that Marquez gave her a choice: Either go to jail or perform a sex act on Marquez, officials said. She agreed to the sex act.

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