Local man arraigned on sexual abuse charges

(Cheyenne, WY) – United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that Annin Soldierwolf 52, of Fort Washakie, was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 12, 2022, for two counts of aggravated sexual abuse and two counts of abusive sexual contact, according to a release issued by the Department of Justice.

The indictment alleges that Soldierwolf knowingly engaged and attempted to engage in sexual contact with three victims who were minors at the time of abuse.

Soldierwolf appeared on January 25, 2022, before United States Magistrate Judge Kelly Rankin and pled not guilty to the indictment.

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A jury trial is set for March 28, 2022, in Cheyenne before United States District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal.

If convicted on all four counts, the maximum penalty is up to life in prison; up to five years of supervised release; up to a $610,000 fine and $235 in special assessments.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Assistant United States Attorney Kerry J. Jacobson is prosecuting the case.

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The charges in the January 12, 2022 indictment against Soldierwolf are merely accusations, and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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