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Acoma Pueblo Woman Sentenced for Federal Child Abuse Conviction

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Shania Shroulote, 25, an enrolled member of the Acoma Pueblo who resides in San Fidel, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to three years of probation for her conviction on a misdemeanor child abuse charge. 

On June 28, 2018, Shroulote pled guilty to an information charging her with child abuse.  In entering the guilty plea, Shroulote admitted that on March 11, 2017, she operated a motor vehicle recklessly within the Acoma Pueblo while under the influence of alcohol and caused a single vehicle collision.  Shroulote further admitted that her actions endangered the health and wellbeing of a child who was a passenger in the vehicle and was injured in the collision.

This case was investigated by the Laguna/Acoma Agency of the BIA’s Office of Justice Services and the Acoma Pueblo Tribal Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph M. Spindle.

Updated November 8, 2018

Indian Country Law and Justice