Sexual Assault Charges Dropped Against New Mexico Filmmaker

Jul 23, 2018

Sexual assault and false imprisonment charges against a New Mexico filmmaker have been dropped.

Kody Dayish
Credit La Plata Count Detention Center

The Daily Times of Farmington, New Mexico, reports Colorado prosecutors decided not to pursue a sexual assault charge against Kody Dayish because authorities didn't think they'd get a conviction.

And a misdemeanor count of false imprisonment also was dismissed during a July 10 hearing.

But Dayish was sentenced on a class one misdemeanor count of telephone obstruction during the hearing in front of La Plata County Judge Dondi Osborne in Durango, Colorado.

Dayish, of Shiprock, New Mexico, is shooting a film about the Navajo Code Talkers of WWII.

The film will be shot entirely on the Navajo Nation and will feature mostly Navajo actors.