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Wyoming Man Pleads Guilty to Assault Charge

February 15, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Nathan I. Eastman, age 32, of Lander, Wyoming, appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on February 14, 2012, and pled guilty to a Superseding Information that charged him with Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury to a Minor. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years' imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and 3 years of supervised release.

The conviction stems from the suspect's abuse of a child from January 1999 to February 2001 in Corson County.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Britt M. Haxton.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for May 1, 2012. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.




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