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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Navajo Man Sentenced To 17 Years In Prison For Kidnapping

PHOENIX --- On April 22, 2013, Brian Douglas Kanuho, 47, of Low Mountain, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow to 204 months imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release.  Kanuho pleaded guilty on Feb. 27, 2013, to kidnapping. 

According to the plea agreement, Kanuho kidnapped the victim at his residence.  While the victim was kidnapped, Kanuho assaulted and sexually abused her.  As a result of the kidnapping and assault, the victim sustained serious bodily injury. 

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Chinle 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-11-8178-PCT-GMS 
RELEASE NUMBER:     2013-033_Kanuho

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Updated January 7, 2015