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McNary Man Sentenced for Abusive Sexual Contact of a Child

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

PHOENIX, Ariz. – On Tuesday, Terrance Padilla, 34, of McNary, Arizona, was sentenced by United States District Judge Steven P. Logan to 276 months in prison, followed by lifetime supervised release. Padilla previously pleaded guilty to three counts of Abusive Sexual Contact of a Child.

In the summer of 2020, Padilla sexually assaulted three children, under the age of 12, who were in his custody. Padilla is an enrolled member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Church, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution. 


CASE NUMBER:                    CR-20-08013-PHX-PCT-SPL
RELEASE NUMBER:            2022-141_Padilla


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Updated August 19, 2022

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Press Release Number: 2022-141_Padilla