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Pinedale Man Pleads Guilty to 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, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office, announced today that Sheldon Livingston pleaded guilty to abusive sexual contact of a child under 12 in Indian Country. Livingston, 23, of Pinedale, New Mexico, and an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, will remain in custody pending sentencing, which has not been scheduled.

According to the plea agreement and other court documents, during December 2020, Livingston engaged in a sexual act with a child who had not attained the age of 12. The assault took place in McKinley County, New Mexico, on the Navajo Nation.

Under the terms of his agreement, Livingston can be sentenced to between 10 and 20 years in prison and must register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

The Gallup Resident Agency of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office investigated this case. Assistant United States Attorney Zachary C. Jones is prosecuting the case.

Updated April 19, 2023

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 23-80