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Boise Man Sentenced For Assault On Minor

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

BOISE – Winters War Eagle, 22, of Owyhee, Nevada, was sentenced today to six months in federal prison followed by one year supervised release, of which 180 days could be served in a half-way house, with up to $2,000 in restitution, for Simple Assault of a Person under the Age of 16 years, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. War Eagle pleaded guilty on May 27, 2014.

According to the plea agreement, War Eagle admitted that on October 13, 2013, on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation, he willfully touched a 15-year-old girl in a patently offensive manner without her consent.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation assisted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Police Department in Owyhee, Nevada.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit For more information about internet safety education, please visit and click on the tab “resources.”

Updated December 15, 2014