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Chinle Man Sentenced to 9 Years for Abusive Sexual Contact with a Minor

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

     PHOENIX– Yesterday, Earlson Tso, 39, of Chinle, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes to 108 months’ imprisonment. Tso had previously pleaded guilty to abusive sexual contact with a minor.

     In June 2016, the victim, a minor and member of the Navajo Nation, reported inappropriately being touched by Tso while sleeping. Tso is also a member of the Navajo Nation.

     Navajo Nation Criminal Investigations and the Federal Bureau of Investigations conducted the investigation. The prosecution was handled by Kiyoko Patterson, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.


CASE NUMBER:           CR-16-8227-PCT-DLR  

RELEASE NUMBER:    2018-018_Tso


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Updated February 27, 2018

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 2018-018_Tso / CR-16-8227-PCT-DLR