ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Floyd Emory Cheresposy, 58, of Laguna, New Mexico, and an enrolled member of Laguna Pueblo, was sentenced in federal court on Oct. 29 to 12 years in prison for abusive sexual contact in Indian Country. Cheresposy pleaded guilty on March 25.
In his plea agreement, Cheresposy admitted that between about Oct. 14, 2011, and Oct. 14, 2012, he engaged in sexual contact with Jane Doe 1, and that between about Dec. 8, 2011, and Dec. 8, 2012, he engaged in sexual contact with Jane Doe 2. Both victims were seven years old at the time of the abuse. The crimes occurred in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, on the Laguna Pueblo.
Upon his release from prison, Cheresposy will be subject to five years of supervised release and must register as a sex offender.
The Laguna office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services investigated this case with assistance from the Laguna Pueblo Police Department.
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Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
District of New Mexico