Lander Woman, Rachael Myla Stagner Sentenced For Making False Accusations Of Sexual Assault
(STL.News) Acting United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that RACHAEL MYLA STAGNER, of Lander, Wyoming, age 36 was sentenced in U.S. District Court by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson. Johnson sentenced her to 21 months of imprisonment. Stagner was indicted on September 16, 2020 and later pled guilty on January 4, 2021 for making false accusations that she was sexually assaulted by a white male on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Stagner willfully reported being sexually assaulted by a white male suspect on the Wind River Indian Reservation, initiating an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Because the alleged crime happened on the Wind River Indian Reservation, the FBI has jurisdiction. During the course of the investigation, Stagner continued with her false allegations in an effort to extort money from the victim.
“The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI take any allegation of sexual assault seriously,” said Acting United States Attorney Bob Murray. “The resources our offices have to investigate and prosecute crimes on the Wind River Indian Reservation are limited, and false reports hinder and delay other investigations.