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District of Arizona

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Leupp Man Sentenced to 22 Years in Federal Prison for Abusive Sexual Contact of a Child

     PHOENIX – On Dec. 18, 2017, Marvin Benally, 47, of Leupp, Ariz., and a member of the Navajo Nation, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell to 264 months in prison followed by lifetime supervised release and sex offender conditions.  Benally had previously pleaded guilty to abusive sexual contact of a child.


     The case involved Benally repeatedly sexually abusing a child, who was then between the ages of 11 and 12 and also a member of the Navajo Nation.   


     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Navajo Nation Police Department.  The prosecution was handled by Sharon K. Sexton, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.


CASE NUMBER:            CR-17-8130-PCT-DGC

RELEASE NUMBER:    2017-123_ Benally


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Press Release Number: 
2017-123_ Benally / CR-17-8130-PCT-DGC
Updated December 19, 2017