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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Dilkon Man Sentenced to Prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

     PHOENIX, Ariz. – On November 12, 2019, Cody Mitchell, 28, of Dilkon, Arizona, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow to 57 months in prison followed by 30 years of supervised release.  Mitchell had previously pleaded guilty to one count of Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

     Mitchell admitted that he committed a sexual act against the victim, who was then under the age of 16 years.  The sexual abuse took place on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation, where Mitchell and the victim are members.

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the FBI and the Navajo Nation Department of Criminal Investigations.  The prosecution was handled by Sharon Sexton and Brian Kasprzyk, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Phoenix

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
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Press Release Number: 
2019-132_Mitchell/CR-17-8078-PCT-GMS
Updated November 27, 2019