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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 14, 2022

Leupp Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

PHOENIX, Ariz. – On Monday, Rom Lee Bennett, 33, of Leupp, Arizona, was sentenced by United States District Judge Susan M. Brnovich to 120 months in prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release. Bennett previously pleaded guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Minor. 

In 2018, Bennett sexually abused the minor at his home on the Navajo Nation, where Bennett and the minor victim are enrolled members.

The FBI 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 20-08109-SMB
RELEASE NUMBER:    2022-116_Bennett

 

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Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 
2022-116_Bennett
Updated July 14, 2022