update 9/23/04: Pokrov writes to Bishop Charles Ingram re: Father Michael Lyles
The following information is taken from court documents or newspaper reports. Everything written can be substantiated by public records. Copies can be requested from Pokrov.org. Please email Cappy Larson or Melanie Sakoda for more information.
Father Michael Lyles
Case # CRCR 92-1758
According to the Second Judicial District Court, County of Bernalillo, New Mexico, Michael Lyles was convicted on August 6, 1993 of the following counts and found guilty:
Count I: Abuse of a resident
Count II and Count III: Criminal sexual penetration in the third degree
Count V: Attempted criminal sexual penetration in the third degree
Count VI: Criminal sexual contact int he fourth degree
According to court records, Fr. Michael was sentenced for a total prison term of seven and one-half years. It was further ordered that the defendant be placed on parole for two years after release.