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Alleged Rape by New Mexico Judge Was Videotaped, Court Document Says

  • June 2008: District Court Judge Albert S. "Pat" Murdoch listens to attorneys in the Bernalillo County District Courthouse, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    June 2008: District Court Judge Albert S. "Pat" Murdoch listens to attorneys in the Bernalillo County District Courthouse, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  ( )

  • District Court Judge Albert S. "Pat" Murdoch during a game at Johnson Gym, in Albuquerque.

    District Court Judge Albert S. "Pat" Murdoch during a game at Johnson Gym, in Albuquerque.  ( )

A court document says a New Mexico prostitute who has accused Albuquerque's top criminal judge of rape made a videotape of the alleged attack.

The complaint against District Judge Pat Murdoch says a detective heard about the tape from an informant and bought it for $400.

Police then questioned the woman, who says Murdoch solicited her on a prostitution website.

The woman says she met with the judge about eight times and he paid her $200 each time. She says he forced himself on her during one visit, but she returned and secretly recorded a second forced encounter.

Murdoch is out on bond. His first court appearance is Thursday.

He does not have a listed phone number and his office did not know who will represent him.