Office of the United States Attorney, John S. Leonardo
District of Arizona
December 4, 2012
NAVAJO MAN SENTENCED TO 17.5 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT
PHOENIX – On Dec. 3, 2012, Wilson Tsosie, 48, of Pinon, Ariz. was sentenced by U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow to 17.5 years in federal prison. On July 13, 2012, a federal jury found Tsosie guilty of two counts of aggravated sexual abuse.
Evidence presented at trial showed that Tsosie sexually assaulted an elderly Navajo woman outside of Pinon, Ariz., on April 16, 2011.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Navajo Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution was conducted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Dyanne C. Greer, Melissa A. Karlen, and Brian E. Kasprzyk, District of Arizona, Phoenix.
CASE NUMBER: CR-11-8130-PCT-GMS
RELEASE NUMBER: 2012-229(Tsosie)
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