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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Wyoming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 3, 2013

Man Sentenced For Sexual Abuse Of A Minor

United States Attorney Christopher A. Crofts announced today that on January 2, 2013, Aaron David Mbonu, a 36-year-old Citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, appeared in Federal District Court for sentencing before Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on a single count of sexual abuse of a minor. The charge carried a maximum penalty of 15 years imprisonment; a $250,000.00 fine; supervised release of not less than three (3) years; restitution; and a $100.00 special assessment. Mbonu received 51 months of imprisonment, to be followed by ten years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $400.00 fine. The charge stemmed from an offense which occurred between March 6, 2012 and March 16, 2012, on the Wind River Indian Reservation and involved a victim who was at least twelve (12) years of age but had not yet attained the age of sixteen (16) years, and was at least four (4) years younger than the Defendant. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated July 14, 2015