Former UNM president F. Chris Garcia wants to able to return to campus someday

Posted at: 02/13/2013 10:38 AM
By: The Associated Press

Photo: F. Chris Garcia
Photo: F. Chris Garcia

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Former University of New Mexico President F. Chris Garcia says he hopes one day to be allowed to go back on campus again.

Garcia remains a professor emeritus but the university banned him from its Albuquerque campus after he was charged in 2011 in an online prostitution case. However, the state Supreme Court last week ruled that nothing in state law made illegal a website run by Garcia and another academic.

Garcia tells the Albuquerque Journal that he doesn't have plans to resume teaching at the university but would like to have his office and computer privileges restored.

A prosecutor says the case isn't necessarily over.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Mark Drebing says prosecutions still could face other charges.

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