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Press Release

Kirtland, N.M., Man Senteced to Sixty-Three Months in Prison for Federal Child Sex Abuse Conviction

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

ALBUQUERQUE –Wilson Harry, Jr., 55, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Kirtland, N.M., was sentenced this afternoon to 63 months in prison followed by ten years of supervised release for his abusive sexual contact conviction. Harry will be required to register as a sex offender after he completes his prison sentence.

Harry pled guilty on Aug. 6, 2012 to sexually assaulting a Navajo child under the age of 16 by touching the child’s genitals during the summer of 2009. The sexual assault occurred in Shiprock, N.M., which is within the Navajo Indian Reservation.

Harry has been in federal custody since his arrest on Jan. 9, 2012.

The case was investigated by the Farmington office of the FBI and the Shiprock Division of the Navajo Nation Department of Public Safety, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jacob A. Wishard.

Updated January 26, 2015