Redwolf Pope Could be Released Within 48 Hours

Redwolf Pope’s Santa Fe mugshot

Published October 8, 2019

Native advocate urges court to deny release, extradite Pope to Seattle

WASHINGTON — A Santa Fe Magistrate judge will decide on October 9 whether to release Redwolf Pope, a man charged with multiple counts of felony sexual crimes. A court hearing is scheduled for 8:00 AM (MDT) on Wednesday to decide whether to release Pope until trial, place him on house arrest, or extradite him to Seattle where he is charged with kidnap, rape, and voyeurism.

“Pope has been charged with multiple, heinous crimes against women,” said Mary Kathryn Nagle, an attorney representing multiple plaintiffs in the case against Pope. “He poses an extreme danger to the community.”

Abigail Echo-Hawk, an advocate for Native women’s rights has written to the District Attorney, urging the Court to deny Pope’s release under any circumstance. Echo-Hawk is the author of Our Bodies, Our Stories: Sexual Assault against Indigenous women in Seattle and co-author of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: a snapshot of data from 71 urban cities in the United States.

“Pope has created a false identity and posed as a Native man to infiltrate Native communities and prey upon our Indigenous women,” said Echo-Hawk. “It is unconscionable that he would be released from jail under any circumstance or have any freedoms restored. He is a flight risk and a danger to all women.”

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