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District of Arizona

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Navajo Man Sentenced to 23 Years in Federal Prison for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor

     PHOENIX - Yesterday, Kenneth Parker, of Keams Canyon, Ariz., a member of the Navajo Nation, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John J. Tuchi to 23 years in prison, followed by a term of 5 years of supervised release.  Parker had previously pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual abuse of a minor.

     The case involved the sexual abuse of multiple victims, also Navajo Nation members, over nearly 30 years, from 1987 through 2015. All incidents occurred on the Navajo Nation.

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


CASE NUMBER:           CR- 158101-JJT              

RELEASE NUMBER:   2016-038_Parker


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CR- 158101-JJT / 2016-038_Parker
Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated May 3, 2016