Man sentenced for assaulting Navajo teen

June 26, 2014 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man has been [auth] sentenced for assaulting a 16-year-old Navajo girl.

The FBI says 24-year-old Jayson Gustina, of Sanostee, was sentenced Wednesday to 27 months in a federal prison for an assault conviction.

Gustina, a member of the Navajo Nation, will follow his prison time with three years of supervised release.

He must also pay more than $1,000 in restitution.

Prosecutors say Gustina assaulted the teen and tried to rape her in August 2013 in Shiprock.

They say the victim suffered severe bruising, swelling and a fractured cheek bone.

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