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ALBUQUERQUE, NM – A 32-year old non-Native man was sentenced Monday in federal court to five years for assaulting an American Indian child on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation. 

Patrick Duran, of Albuquerque, was sentenced for the crime of assault resulting in serious bodily injury in Indian Country. 

Duran, who is not an American Indian, pleaded guilty on Aug. 26, 2020. In his plea agreement, Duran admitted that on Sept. 28, 2014, he assaulted John Doe, an Indian child, by acting roughly with him and caused Doe to suffer serious bodily injury including internal head injuries, seizures and hospitalization. The incident took place on the Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, according to a news release. 

Upon his release from prison, Duran will be subject to three years of supervised release.

The Farmington Resident Agency of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office and the Jicarilla Apache Police Department investigated this case. 

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kyle Nayback and Nicholas Marshall prosecuted the case.

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