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Navajo Man Sentenced to More Than 17 Years in Federal Prison for Sexual Assault

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 04, 2012
  • District of Arizona (602) 514-7500

PHOENIX—On December 3, 2012, Wilson Tsosie, 48, of Pinon, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow to 17.5 years in federal prison. On July 13, 2012, a federal jury found Tsosie guilty of two counts of aggravated sexual abuse.

Evidence presented at trial showed that Tsosie sexually assaulted an elderly Navajo woman outside of Pinon, Arizona, on April 16, 2011.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Navajo Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution was conducted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Dyanne C. Greer, Melissa A. Karlen, and Brian E. Kasprzyk, District of Arizona, Phoenix.