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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Tesuque Pueblo Man Sentenced for Child Abuse Conviction

ALBUQUERQUE – Agoyo Vigil, 42, an enrolled member and resident of Tesuque Pueblo, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to two years of probation for his conviction on a felony child abuse charge. 

On Aug. 31, 2018, Vigil pled guilty to an information charging him with child abuse.  In entering the guilty plea, Vigil admitted that on Dec. 31, 2015, on the San Ildefonso Pueblo, in Santa Fe County, N.M., he became involved in a family argument after consuming beer.   During this argument, Vigil grabbed and pushed the 13-year-old victim up against a wall with his hand on the victim’s throat. 

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the FBI, BIA’s Office of Justice Services and the Tesuque Pueblo Tribal Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Marshall.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated November 29, 2018