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Two Grey Hills, N.M., Man Sentenced to Thirty-Seven Months
in Federal Prison for Child Sexual Abuse Conviction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2013

ALBUQUERQUE – Erick McDonald, 21, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Two Grey Hills, N.M., was sentenced yesterday afternoon to 37 months in federal prison followed by seven years of supervised release for his child sexual abuse conviction.  McDonald also will be required to register as a sex offender.

McDonald pleaded guilty on March 4, 2013, to a two-count information charging him with abusive sexual contact with a six-year-old Indian child and a 12-year-old Indian child on Sept. 19, 2012.  In entering his guilty plea, McDonald admitted that he intentionally touched the genitals and other body parts of the two victims.  Court records reflect that McDonald’s unlawful conduct occurred in a residence on the Navajo Indian Reservation.

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque and the Farmington offices of the FBI and the Shiprock office of the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Novaline D. Wilson.

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