Office of the United States Attorney, Ann Birmingham Scheel
District of Arizona
March 27, 2012
Navajo Man Sentenced to 35 Years Imprisonment for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor
PHOENIX – On March 26, 2011, Timothy Yazzie, 38, of Dilkon, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake to 35 years imprisonment. Yazzie was found guilty by a federal jury on Dec. 1, 2011, of three counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor.
The evidence at trial showed that the defendant used force and threats to coerce a thirteen-year-old victim to repeatedly engage in sexual intercourse with him.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Navajo Nation Criminal Investigators’ Office. The prosecution is being handled by Cassie Bray Woo and Sharon Sexton, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Phoenix.
CASE NUMBER: CR 11-8086-PCT-NVW
RELEASE NUMBER: 2012-075(Yazzie)
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