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

Friday, February 26, 2021

Navajo man sentenced to two years in prison for sexually abusing a child in Indian Country

            ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Wilson Davis, 25, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, was sentenced on Feb. 23 in federal court to two years in prison for sexually abusing a child in Indian Country. Upon completion of his prison sentence, Davis will be subject to five years of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender.

            Davis pleaded guilty to the offense on Oct. 22, 2020.  In his plea agreement, Davis admitted to engaging in sexual activity with the victim, who he knew was a minor. At the time of the abuse, the victim was younger than 16 years old. Davis committed the offense in McKinley County on the Navajo Nation. 

            The Gallup office of the FBI investigated this case with assistance from the Navajo Police Department and Navajo Nation Department of Criminal Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Marshall is prosecuting the case.

Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated February 26, 2021