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Ohkay Owingeh Man Charged with Sexual Abuse

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

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, announced today that Dwayne Calvert made an initial appearance in federal court on an indictment charging him with sexual abuse. Calvert, 34, of Ohkay Owingeh, and an enrolled member of Pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh, will remain in custody pending a detention hearing scheduled for Friday, August 11, 2023.

According to the indictment, on July 2, 2022, Calvert attempted to engage in sexual intercourse with the victim, Jane Doe, while Doe was incapable of consenting to the sexual act.

An indictment is only an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. If convicted, Calvert faces up to life in prison and a term of supervised release between five years and the remainder of his life.

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 August 10, 2023

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 23-175