Arizona man jailed for sex attack at casino in tribal land | Arizona News
LAS VEGAS (AP) – A 26-year-old man from Arizona who admitted to sexually assaulting a woman at a tribal casino has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison, a federal prosecutor has said.
Richard Anthony Hernandez, of Fort Mojave, was also sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Richard F. Boulware II in Las Vegas to 15 years on probation after jail.
Hernandez’s attorney Josh Tomsheck said his client took responsibility for his actions at the Fort Mojave tribe-owned casino complex and called the sentence a fair resolution.
“Richard is very anxious to serve his sentence as a model inmate and reintroduce himself into society as a better person than before,” said Tomsheck.
Acting US attorney Christopher Chiou said the woman was hospitalized with multiple facial and head injuries and unconsciousness after being repeatedly punched in the September 2018 attack in casino near Laughlin.
The case went to federal court because the crime happened on tribal lands and the victim is Native American. Chiou said the FBI and Fort Mojave Police investigated.
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