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MAN SENTENCED TO 151 MONTHS IMPRISONMENT FOR AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ABUSE OF MINOR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 1, 2010

YYakima – James A. McDevitt, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that David Lyle Gomez, age 29, of the Yakama Nation Indian Reservation, was sentenced for aggravated sexual abuse of a minor. In January 2007, the victim reported that the defendant sexually abused her when she was a small child. After a lengthy investigation, the grand jury returned an indictment in December 2008. On November 24, 2009, after a jury trial, defendant was found guilty of aggravated sexual abuse. Today, David Lyle Gomez was sentenced to a term of 151 months imprisonment followed by 5 years of court supervision when he is released from prison. He has been in custody since November 24, 2009.

James A. McDevitt, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, said, “the United States Attorney’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Yakama Tribal Police Department, are committed to protecting children who reside within the Yakama Nation Indian Reservation.”

This investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Yakama Tribal Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tom Hanlon of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington.

08-CR-02140-WFN-1

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