Skip to main content
Press Release

Chinle Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Multiple Counts of Child Sex Abuse

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

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Kendall Anagal, 41, of Chinle, was sentenced last week by United States District Judge Diane J. Humetewa to life in prison for multiple counts of child sexual abuse. 

On February 9, 2024, a federal jury found Anagal guilty of three counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse and one count of Abusive Sexual Contact of a Child. Anagal repeatedly and violently sexually abused a child who, at the time of the abuse, was between nine and 10 years old. The victim reported these offenses when she was 17 years old; she did not disclose them earlier because she feared for her life.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tracy Van Buskirk and Sharon K. Sexton, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution. 

CASE NUMBER:            CR-22-8113-PCT-DJH
RELEASE NUMBER:    2024-063_Anagal

# # #

For more information on the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona, visit
Follow the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona, on X @USAO_AZ for the latest news.


Public Affairs
Zach J. Stoebe
Telephone: (602) 514-7413

Updated May 14, 2024

Project Safe Childhood
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 2024-063_Anagal