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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Wyoming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 28, 2022

FORT WASHAKIE MAN ARRAIGNED ON SEXUAL ABUSE CHARGES

United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that ANNIN DAMIAN SOLDIERWOLF, 52, of Fort Washakie, Wyoming, was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 12, 2022, for two counts of aggravated sexual abuse and two counts of abusive sexual contact. The indictment alleges that Soldierwolf knowingly engaged and attempted to engage in sexual contact with three victims who were minors at the time of abuse.

Soldierwolf appeared on January 25, 2022, before United States Magistrate Judge Kelly Rankin and pleaded not guilty to the indictment. A jury trial is set for March 28, 2022, in Cheyenne before United States District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal. If convicted on all four counts, the maximum penalty is up to life in prison; up to five years of supervised release; up to a $610,000 fine and $235 in special assessments.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Assistant United States Attorney Kerry J. Jacobson is prosecuting the case.

The charges in the January 12, 2022 indictment against Soldierwolf are merely accusations, and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Case number 0:22-00010-NDF

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Contact: Lori Hogan (Contractor) United States Attorney Spokesman Office: 307-772-2124 Email: usawy.pio@usdoj.gov Twitter: @usaowy
Press Release Number: 
21-007
Updated January 28, 2022