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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Hopi Man Sentenced to 43 Months in Federal Prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

     PHOENIX – On Feb. 9, 2015, U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake sentenced Devonte Lee Silas, 19, of Hotevilla, Ariz., to 43 months in federal prison.  Silas was also sentenced to a life term of supervised release following his release from prison.  On Nov. 20, 2014, Silas, a member of the Hopi Tribe, pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse of a minor, occurring on the Hopi Reservation.

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the BIA-Hopi Agency.

CASE NUMBER:                  CR-14-8216-NVW (BSB)

RELEASE NUMBER:           2015-012_Silas


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Updated February 10, 2015