Nevada Man Pleads Guilty to Assault on a Person
BOISE—Winters War Eagle, 22, of Owyhee, Nevada, pleaded guilty today to simple assault on a person who has not attained the age of 16 years, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.
According to the plea agreement, War Eagle admitted that on October 13, 2013, on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation, he willfully touched a 15-year-old girl in a patently offensive manner without her consent.
The charge of simple assault on a person who has not attained the age of 16 years is punishable by up to one year in prison, a maximum fine of $100,000, and up to five years of probation.
Sentencing is set for August 11, 2014, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Boise.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, assisted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Police Department in Owyhee, Nevada.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about Internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “Resources.”