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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Ganado Man Sentenced to 50 Months in Prison for Sexually Abusing Minor

PHOENIX, Ariz. – On Tuesday, Harlan Billie, 30, of Ganado, Arizona, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow to 50 months in prison for sexually abusing a minor. Billie was also sentenced to lifetime supervised release and is required to register as a sex offender. Billie previously pleaded guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

Billie sexually assaulted the teenage victim at a home in Sanders, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation. Both Billie and the victim are members of the Navajo Nation Indian Tribe. 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Christine Ducat Keller, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.

CASE NUMBER:            CR-18-08237-PCT-GMS
RELEASE NUMBER:    2020-086_Billie

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Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
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Press Release Number: 
2020-086_Billie
Updated October 15, 2020