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Man from Acoma pleads guilty to sexual abuse in Indian Country

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

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, announced today that Karl Shroulote, Sr., pleaded guilty to sexual abuse in Indian Country. Shroulote, 46, of Acoma, New Mexico, and an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Acoma, will remain on conditions of release pending sentencing, which has not been scheduled.

In his plea agreement, Shroulote admitted that on April 29, 2018, he sexually assaulted a victim, identified in court records as Jane Doe, while she was unconscious in his home on the Acoma Pueblo.

By the terms of the plea agreement, Shroulote faces between five years and three months and six and a half years in prison, and must register as a sex offender.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs investigated this case with assistance from the Pueblo of Acoma Police Department. Assistant United States Attorneys Alexander F. Flores is prosecuting the case.

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Updated December 21, 2022

Violent Crime
Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 22-284