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Man Sentenced to 36 Months in Prison for Sexually Abusing Minor

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

     PHOENIX, Ariz. – On September 16, 2019, Jordan Lee Manuel, 23, of Casa Blanca, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Diane J. Humetewa to 36 months in prison followed by ten years of supervised release for sexually abusing a minor on the Gila River Indian Community. Manuel will also be required to register as a sex offender.

     Manuel used Facebook to befriend the minor victim and pursue a romantic relationship before ultimately sexually abusing the victim.  Both the victim and Manuel are members of the Gila River Indian Community. 

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Gila River Police Department.  The prosecution was handled by Christine D. Keller, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

Updated September 17, 2019

Indian Country Law and Justice
Project Safe Childhood
Press Release Number: 2019-107_Manuel/CR-18-01406-PHX-DJH