A man was convicted on Tuesday of assaulting several people on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming for 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 contact.
Six victims testified at trial about the assaults they suffered. They did not know each other, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming.
Convictions for aggravated sexual abuse are punishable by at least 30 years, but not more than life imprisonment.
Whiteman’s conviction was not scheduled for Thursday morning.
The special agent in charge of the FBI Denver division, Michael Schneider, said the verdict did justice to the victims.
“The FBI, in coordination with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, which was the primary investigative body 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, âSchneider 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.