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Fort Washakie man arraigned on sexual abuse charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Wyoming

Robert Antone Brown, age 36, of Fort Washakie, Wyoming, was arraigned on Oct. 31 on three counts of aggravated sexual abuse and three counts of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse. Brown pleaded not guilty. A trial has been set for Jan. 2, 2024 before U.S. District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson.

If convicted on all counts, Brown faces 30 years to life imprisonment with five years to life of supervised release, up to a $1.5 million fine, $5,000 special assessment pursuant to the Victims of Sex Trafficking Act of 2005, and a $600 special assessment. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

This crime is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy W. Gist.

An indictment merely contains allegations, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Case No. 23-CR-00135


Contact: Lori Hogan (Contractor)
Public Information Officer
Office: 307-772-2124 
Twitter: @usaowy

Updated November 1, 2023

Project Safe Childhood
Press Release Number: 23-054