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June 10, 2014                                                                                                                                                                                          

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PEACH SPRINGS MAN SENTENCED TO 19.5 YEARS IN PRISON FOR AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ABUSE

PHOENIX – On June 9, 2014, Raphael James Kaska, 54, of Peach Springs, Ariz., a member of the Yavapai-Apache Nation, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow to 235 months in prison, followed by a term of lifetime supervised release.  Kaska pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual abuse.   

According to the plea agreement, in February 2012, Kaska used force to engage in a sexual act with the minor victim.  The offense happened on the Hualapai Nation Indian Reservation.    

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

CASE NUMBER:           CR-13-8141-PCT-GMS 
RELEASE NUMBER:   2014-034_Kaska

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