Ramah Navajo Man to Serve 33 Months in Prison for Child Sex Abuse Conviction
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 19, 2012|
ALBUQUERQUE—Jerry Coho, 48, a member of the Ramah Chapter of the Navajo Nation who resides in Ramah, New Mexico, was sentenced yesterday for his abusive child sexual abuse conviction. Coho will serve 33 months in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release. After completing his prison sentence, Coho will be required to register as a sex offender.
U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales said that Coho pled guilty on September 14, 2011, to an indictment charging him with abusive sexual contact with a child under the age of 12. In his plea agreement, Coho admitted that between September 1, 2007 and November 15, 2007, he knowingly engaged in unlawful sexual contact with a child by touching the child’s genitalia. Coho’s unlawful conduct took place on the Navajo Indian Reservation.
The case was investigated by the FBI and the Navajo Nation Department of Public Safety and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles L. Barth.