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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Nambe Pueblo man sentenced to seven years in prison for aggravated sexual abuse in Indian Country

            ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Rain Concha, 23, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and an enrolled member of Nambe Pueblo, was sentenced on June 14 in federal court to seven years in prison for aggravated sexual abuse in Indian Country. Concha pleaded guilty on June 15, 2020.

            According to the plea agreement, on Aug. 23, 2015, Concha picked up the victim, who was 14 years old at the time, for a ride. Concha took the victim to the parking lot of the Pojoaque Pueblo Poeh Museum where he sexually abused her. An exam revealed injuries to the victim that were consistent with sexual abuse. The crime occurred on the Pueblo of Pojoaque in Santa Fe County, New Mexico.

            Upon his release from prison, Concha will be subject to five years of supervised release and must register as a sex offender.

            The Bureau of Indian Affairs investigated this case with assistance from the Pojoaque Police Department and the FBI. Assistant U.S. Allison Jaros prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 
21-124
Updated June 23, 2021