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Laguna Pueblo Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Sexual Abuse Conviction

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Benjamin Shiosee, 38, a member and resident of Laguna Pueblo, N.M., was sentenced this morning in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 36 months in prison followed by 25 years of supervised release.  Shiosee will also be required to register as a sex offender after he completes his prison sentence.

Shiosee, a former certified nursing assistant, was arrested on March 1, 2016, on a criminal complaint alleging that he sexually abused a patient on Sept. 4, 2015, on the Laguna Pueblo in Cibola County, N.M.

On April 21, 2016, Shiosee pled guilty to an information charging him with abusive sexual contact.  In entering the guilty plea, Shiosee admitted that on Sept. 4, 2015, he sexually abused the victim within the Laguna Pueblo.

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the FBI and the Laguna Pueblo Tribal Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Spindle prosecuted the case.

Updated October 31, 2016

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