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Case Number: 2:18-cr-00320-RFB-VCF
Judge: Richard F. Boulware, II
Court: United States District Court for the District of Nevada (Clark County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Las Vegas, Nevada criminal defense attorney represented defendant charged with sexual assault.
An Arizona man who admitted to sexually assaulting a woman at a Laughlin resort and casino on the Fort Mohave Indian Reservation was sentenced to eight years and four months in prison.
According to court documents, on September 24, 2018, Richard Anthony Hernandez (26) punched a woman multiple times before sexually assaulting her. As a result of the assault, the victim — a Native American — suffered multiple facial abrasions and contusions, bleeding from head injuries, and loss of consciousness with a concussion, all of which required medical treatment at a hospital.
Hernandez pleaded guilty in October 2020 to one count of aggravated sexual abuse. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Richard F. Boulware II sentenced Hernandez to 15 years of supervised release.
Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher Chiou for the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Aaron C. Rouse for the FBI made the announcement.
This case was investigated by the FBI and Fort Mohave Tribal Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Bianca Pucci and Penelope Brady prosecuted the case.
18:2241(a), 1151, and 1152 - Aggravated Sexual Abuse Within Indian Country
Outcome: 01/07/2022 83 Notice of filing WAIVER of Right to Appear In Person at Criminal Proceeding by Richard Anthony Hernandez for Judge signature. (Tomsheck, Joshua) (Entered: 01/07/2022)
01/07/2022 84 WAIVER of Right to Appear In Person at Criminal Proceeding by Richard Anthony Hernandez. Signed by Judge Richard F. Boulware, II on 1/7/2022. (HAM) (Entered: 01/07/2022)
01/07/2022 85 MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS - Sentencing and Disposition as to Richard Anthony Hernandez held on 1/7/2022 before the Honorable Richard F. Boulware, II. Crtrm Administrator: Blanca Lenzi; AUSA: Penelope Brady, Bianca Pucci; Def Counsel: Joshua Tomsheck, CJA; USPO: Wendy Beckner for Sunny Cascio; Court Reporter/Recorder: Patty Ganci; Time of Hearing: 12:05 PM - 12:58 PM; Courtroom: 7C;
Defendant is present in custody appearing by videoconferencing appearing with counsel. The Court confirms consent of defendant and counsel on the record. The Court confirms consent of defendant and counsel on the record. Order for Videoconference Appearance filed. Girlfriend and sister of defendant are present appearing by videoconference. Counsel and Probation are present appearing by videoconference. The Court hears representations from counsel as to sentencing. Defendant addresses the Court. The Court imposes sentence: 100 months incarceration, 15 years of supervised release with special, mandatory, and standard conditions of supervision imposed. See judgment (for details). Defendant is advised of his right to file an appeal. The Defendant to receive a written copy of standard and special conditions of supervision upon filing of judgment. Defendant is remanded to custody.
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