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Indictments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 01, 2012

CHEYENNE, Wyoming — U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming Christopher A. Crofts announced that on September 27, 2012, Natalie Faith Brown, a 27-year-old Northern Arapaho Tribal Member, appeared in federal court on an indictment charging her with one count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 113(a)(3) and 1153. The charges against Ms. Brown stem from an incident that occurred on August 16, 2012, on the Wind River Indian Reservation in which she is alleged to have crashed a vehicle while driving intoxicated, causing serious injuries to a passenger. Ms. Brown is facing a potential ten (10) year term of imprisonment and could be ordered to pay restitution, a fine and special assessment.

U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming Christopher A. Crofts announced that Dominic Francis Geboe Sr., a 41 year old Northern Arapaho Tribal member, appeared in federal court on September 28, 2012, to face an eight-count indictment charging him with two counts of abusive sexual contact in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 2244(a)(1) and 1153, two counts of aggravated sexual abuse in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 2241(a)(1) and 1153, one count of sexual abuse in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 2242(2) and 1153, and one count of aggravated child sexual abuse in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 2241(c) and 1153. The charges involve five different victims, some of whom were minors at the time of the incidents. Mr. Geboe faces a lifetime of imprisonment, lifetime supervised release and lifetime registration as a sexual offender in addition to restitution, fines and special assessment fees.

An indictment is only an accusation. In every criminal case, the accused is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty, and the government always has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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