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Winnebago Man Sentenced for Sexual Assault on the Winnebago Indian Reservation

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

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced today that Russell Morrison, 18, of Winnebago, was sentenced Monday by Senior United States District Judge Laurie Smith Camp to 60 months’ imprisonment for sexually assaulting a minor on the Winnebago Indian Reservation.  There is no parole in the federal system. Morrison will be on supervised release for a period of five years after he serves his sentence. He will also have to register as a sex offender.

Morrison sexually assaulted an intoxicated minor after providing her with alcohol. The minor did not recall much of the incident, but learned of it later when images of her in a state of undress were shared on Snapchat, a social media application. The minor reported that she thought she may have been sexually assaulted and obtained a rape kit. Morrison’s DNA was obtained and analysis revealed his DNA from the sexual assault kit obtained from the minor.

This case was investigated by the Winnebago Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated August 30, 2019

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime