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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Woman from Santa Fe pleads guilty to assaulting a minor in Indian Country

            ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Brittany Huizar, 20, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, pleaded guilty in federal court on March 31 to a charge of assault resulting in substantial bodily injury in Indian Country.

            A grand jury indicted Huizar on Nov. 4, 2020.  According to the indictment, on Dec. 31, 2019, Huizar and eight other individuals assaulted a child, who is an enrolled member of the Nambe Pueblo, multiple times before the child was able to escape. The assault began at Valdez Park on the Santa Clara Pueblo.

            Huizar faces up to 5 years in prison. 

            The Santa Fe Resident Agency of the FBI investigated this case with assistance from the New Mexico State Police and the Espanola Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Allison C. Jaros is prosecuting the case.

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 
21-61
Updated April 1, 2021