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April 2, 2013                                                                                                                                                                                          

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DEBRA MASSEY

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Cosme.lopez@usdoj.gov

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NAVAJO MAN SENTENCED TO 180 MONTHS IMPRISONMENT FOR SEXUAL ABUSE

PHOENIX  – On April 1, 2013, Kelbert Jay Nez, 22, of Leupp, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow to 180 months imprisonment.  Nez pleaded guilty to sexual abuse.

Nez was charged by indictment with two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a minor, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 2241(c) and one count of sexual abuse, pursuant to pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 2242(2).  The charges in the indictment addressed the sexual abuse of two minor victims, ages 10 and 13 at the time of the abuse.  The offense occurred on the Navajo Reservation.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The prosecution is being handled by Cassie Bray Woo, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

CASE NUMBER:            CR-12-8103-PCT-GMS
RELEASE NUMBER:     2013-026_Nez

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