Office of the United States Attorney, John S. Leonardo
District of Arizona
August 23, 2012
MEXICAN NATIONAL SENTENCED FOR SEXUAL ABUSE OF TWO MINORS ON GILA RIVER INDIAN COMMUNITY
PHOENIX– On August 21, 2012, Luis Herrera-Armendariz, 46, a Mexican national who was living in Chandler, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Chief Judge Roslyn O. Silver to 20 years in federal prison, to be followed by a lifetime term of supervised release. On April 18, 2012, Herrera-Armendariz pleaded guilty to engaging in sexual contact with two minors under the age of 12, each on a separate occasion, on the Gila River Indian Community. Herrera-Armendariz will be required to register as a sex offender after completing his prison term.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Gila River Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Heather H. Belt and Roger Dokken, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Phoenix.
CASE NUMBER: CR- 11-2126-PHX-ROS
RELEASE NUMBER: 2012-191(Herrera-Armendariz)
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