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Fredonia Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Sexually Molesting Minor Victim on Kaibab Reservation

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

     PHOENIX – On July 25, 2016, Christopher Nigel Benn, 24, of Fredonia, Ariz., an enrolled member of the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indian Tribe, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton to 25 years’ imprisonment after Benn had previously pleaded guilty to one count of abusive sexual contact of a minor.  The Court also imposed a lifetime term of supervised release to follow Benn’s term of imprisonment. 

     The investigation revealed that Benn sexually abused the minor victim, who was under the age of 12, on the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indian Reservation in 2013.

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The prosecution was handled by Christine Ducat Keller, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.


CASE NUMBER:           CR-15-8092-PCT-SRB  



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Updated July 26, 2016

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: CR-15-8092-PCT-SRB / 2016-057_BENN