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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 6, 2020

Navajo man pleads guilty to sexual abuse of a minor in Indian Country

              ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Wilson Davis, 25, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, pleaded guilty in federal court in Albuquerque on Nov. 2 to sexual abuse of a minor in Indian Country.

              A grand jury indicted Davis on July 10, 2018.  According to the indictment and other court records, on or about Oct. 22, 2016, Davis engaged in and attempted to engage in sexual activity with a child, who at the time of the offense was older than 12 but younger than 16. Davis committed the offense in McKinley County on the Navajo Nation. 

              Davis is currently in custody pending sentencing.  He faces up to 15 years in prison. 

              The Gallup office of the FBI investigated this case with assistance from the Gallup Police Department and McKinley County Sheriff’s Department.   Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Marshall is prosecuting the case.

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 
20-215
Updated November 6, 2020