ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man has been 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.