Man convicted of sex abuse on Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming
A man was convicted Tuesday of assaulting multiple people on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming over 25 years.
Acting U.S. Attorney Bob Murray said after a five-day trial, a federal jury found Dalco Gabriel Whiteman, 53, of Riverton, Wyoming, guilty of two counts of aggravated sexual abuse and four counts of abusive sexual touching.
Six victims testified at trial about the assaults they had suffered. They did not know each other, according to the U.S. District Attorney’s Office in Wyoming.
Aggravated sexual abuse convictions are punishable by at least 30 years, but not longer than life imprisonment.
Whiteman’s sentencing was not scheduled for Thursday morning.
FBI Denver Division Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider said the verdict brings justice to the victims.
“The FBI, in coordination with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, which was the lead investigative agency in this case, will continue to prioritize the protection of child victims of sexual assault by holding accountable all those who commit such abuse. crimes,” Schneider said.
The Wind River Indian Reservation is the seventh largest Indian reservation in the United States and is home to the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes.