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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 30, 2021

FORT WASHAKIE MAN INDICTED FOR ABUSIVE SEXUAL CONTACT WITH A MINOR

Acting United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that ANNIN DAMIAN SOLDIERWOLF, 52, of Fort Washakie, Wyoming, was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 22, 2021, for Abusive Sexual Contact. The Indictment alleges that Soldierwolf knowingly engaged and attempted to engage in sexual contact with a minor.

Soldierwolf appeared on July 28, 2021 before United States Magistrate Judge Kelly Rankin and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment. A jury trial is set for September 20, 2021, in Casper before Chief United States District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in prison; five years to life of supervised release; up to a $5,000 special assessment fee pursuant to the Victims of Sex Trafficking Act of 2015; up to $250,000 fine and a $100 special assessment.

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

The charges against Soldierwolf are merely accusations, and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 
21-041
Updated July 30, 2021