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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Wyoming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 26, 2022

FORT WASHAKIE MAN ARRAIGNED ON MULTIPLE VIOLENT OFFENSES

Acting United States Attorney Nicholas Vassallo announced today that DENVER LEE JOHN, SR. 43, of Fort Washakie, Wyoming, was arraigned on July 20, 2022, by United States District Court Magistrate Judge Kelly H. Rankin for three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm, five counts of child abuse and one count of aggravated sexual abuse. John pleaded not guilty to the charges. A trial has been set for September 26, 2022 before United States District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson.

If convicted on all counts, John faces 30 years to life in prison with five years to a lifetime of supervised release, a fine up to $2.25 million and a special assessment of $900. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

This crime was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Assistant United States Attorney Kerry J. Jacobson is prosecuting the case.  

Case No. 22-00077-ABJ

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Contact: 
Contact: Lori Hogan (Contractor) United States Attorney Spokesman Office: 307-772-2124 Email: usawy.pio@usdoj.gov Twitter: @usaowy
Press Release Number: 
22-078
Updated July 26, 2022