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

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Navajo Woman from Arizona Sentenced to Probation for Federal Assault and Child Abuse Charges in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Bridget Wilson, 22, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Sawmill, Ariz., was sentenced this afternoon in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to three years of probation for her conviction on assault and child abuse charges.

 Wilson was arrested on Feb. 10, 2015, on an indictment charging her with assault resulting in serious bodily injury and abuse of a child.  According to the indictment, Wilson committed the offenses on April 4, 2014, within the Navajo Indian Reservation in San Juan County, N.M.

On April 15, 2015, Wilson pled guilty the indictment and admitted that on April 4, 2014, she assaulted the victim, causing the victim to suffer serious bodily injury.  She also acknowledged putting the victim, who was under the age of 18 years, in a situation that endangered the victim’s life or health.

This case was investigated by the Shiprock office of the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle T. Nayback.

Updated July 20, 2015