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Towaoc Man Indicted on Sex Assault Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado

DURANGO – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announced that Lyndreth Hemp Wall, age 58, of Towaoc, Colorado was indicted on multiple charges stemming from alleged sexual assaults occurring on the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation.  A federal grand jury returned the indictment, alleging Wall committed eight counts of sexual abuse in Indian Country and four counts of abusive sexual contact in Indian Country.

Wall made his initial appearance today before U.S. Magistrate Judge James Candelaria in Durango.  If convicted on any of the counts of alleged sexual abuse in Indian Country, Wall faces a sentence of up to life in prison. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Indian Affairs.  Anyone who has information about this case or about other possible victims is asked to call the FBI Denver office at (303) 629-7171.

The charges in the indictment are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. 

Case Number:  24-cr-00003-GPC-JMC 

Updated January 12, 2024

Indian Country Law and Justice