FARMINGTON — A Hogback man was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to an assault charge earlier in the year.

Gary Begay, 24, was sentenced today in federal court in Albuquerque to nine years in prison, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Begay will be on supervised release for three years after completing the prison sentence, the release states.

He was arrested in June 2016 on an indictment charging him with sexual assault and assault resulting in serious bodily injury, according to the release.

The indictment states Begay committed the crimes on the Navajo reservation in March 2015.

In February, he pleaded guilty to the charge of assault resulting in serious bodily injury and admitted to assaulting the victim by striking the individual with his fists and a bottle, the release states.

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