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Man Sentenced for Raping Unconscious Woman After Night of Drinking

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

ALBUQUERQUE – A Ohkay Owingeh Man was sentenced to 70 months in prison for raping an unconscious woman at a family friend’s apartment after a night of drinking in July 2022.

There is no parole in the federal system.

According to court documents, on July 2, 2022, Dwayne Calvert, 34, an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh, raped Jane Doe while she lay unconscious on a couch after a night of heavy drinking. The sexual assault occurred at the apartment of a family friend where Calvert had been babysitting.

The family friend and her boyfriend witnessed Calvert naked on top of the unconscious Jane Doe and alerted authorities. Jane Doe had no memory of the rape.

In his plea agreement, Calvert admitted he knew Jane Doe was passed out from consuming too much alcohol and never consented to a sexual act.

After completing his term of imprisonment, Calvert will be required to serve five years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Alexander M.M. Uballez made the announcement today.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services. Assistant United States Attorney Zachary Jones is prosecuting the case.

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Updated May 29, 2024

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 24-190