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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

FORT McDOWELL YAVAPAI MAN SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR SEXUAL ABUSE

PHOENIX --- On April 22, 2013, Arthur Victor Smith, 20, of Peach Springs, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow to 140 months imprisonment, followed by lifetime supervised release.  Smith, a Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation member, pleaded guilty on Feb. 5, 2013, to sexual abuse. 

Smith was charged by indictment with one count of aggravated sexual abuse of a minor pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 2241(c).  According to the plea agreement, the defendant sexually abused a minor female, age 14, and the sexual abuse occurred on the Hualapai Nation Indian Reservation. 

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Hualapai Nation Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The prosecution was handled by Christina J. Reid-Moore, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

CASE NUMBER:            CR-11-8189-PCT-GMS 
RELEASE NUMBER:     2013-032_Smith

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Updated January 7, 2015