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Inscription House Man Sentenced to 13 Years for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

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

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Oliver Lee Hurley, 48, of Inscription House, AZ, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Dominic W. Lanza to 156 months in prison. Hurley previously pleaded guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Minor. 

In 2018, Hurley sexually abused the minor victim while she visited his residence on the Navajo Nation. Hurley is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation. After Hurley finishes serving his term in federal prison, he will be placed on supervised release for the rest of his life.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jason Crowley and Sharon Sexton, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.


CASE NUMBER:           CR-20-08085-PHX-DWL
RELEASE NUMBER:    2022-036_Hurley

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Updated April 6, 2022

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 2022-036_Hurley