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Shiprock Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Abusive Sexual Contact of a Minor and Possession of Child Pornography

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 Allan Wilson was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Wilson, 64, of Shiprock, New Mexico, pled guilty in federal court on March 22, 2023, to abusive sexual contact of a minor in Indian Country and possession of child pornography.

According to court documents, in the fall of  2019, Wilson engaged in abusive sexual contact with a minor while she was spending the night in the home Wilson shared with his sister on the Navajo Nation. The victim, who is a member of the Navajo Nation, was less than twelve years old at the time. During the resulting investigation, the FBI conducted a search of Wilson’s phone. The search revealed pornographic pictures of another minor victim under the age of eighteen years old. Wilson admitted that he knew the images were on his phone.

Upon his release from prison, Wilson must register as a sex offender and he will be on supervised release for ten years.

The Farmington Resident Agency of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office investigated this case with assistance from the Navajo Police Department  and the New Mexico Regional Computer Forensics Lab. Assistant United States Attorney Nicholas J. Marshall is prosecuting the case as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.  Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and DOJ’s Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

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Updated August 16, 2023

Project Safe Childhood
Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 23-183