Elliot Romancito Pleads Guilty To Sexual Abuse Of A Minor

Taos Pueblo man, Elliot Romancito pleads guilty to sexual abuse of a minor

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M (STL.News) Elliot Romancito, 27, of Taos, New Mexico, and an enrolled member of the Taos Pueblo, pleaded guilty in federal court on Nov. 3 to sexual abuse of a minor in Indian Country.  Romancito was indicted on March 10, 2020.

In his plea agreement, Romancito admitted that after a party on the night of Sept. 30, 2018, or in the early morning hours of Oct. 1, 2018, he drove to a location on the Taos Pueblo and engaged in a sexual act with the victim, identified in court records as Jane Doe.  At the time of the abuse, Jane Doe was 15-years old.

By the terms of the plea agreement, Romancito faces up to two years in prison and will be required to register as a sex offender.

The Santa Fe Resident Agency of the FBI Albuquerque Filed Office investigated this case.  Assistant United States Attorneys David P. Cowen and Elisa Dimas are prosecuting this case.