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

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Navajo Man Sentenced to 36 Years in Prison for Seven Counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child

     PHOENIX – Last week, Bo Lane, 36, of Coppermine, Ariz., was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow to 432 months in prison, followed by a lifetime term of supervised release, on seven counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, each count to run concurrently.  Lane was found guilty of those counts by a federal jury on June 14, 2019.                   

     The evidence at trial showed that between 2013 and 2017, Lane sexually abused two minor victims.  The abuse started when the victims were six years old and took place on the Navajo Indian Reservation.  Both Lane and the victims are members 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 Christina J. Reid-Moore and Dimitra H. Sampson, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

Indian Country Law and Justice
Project Safe Childhood
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Updated September 17, 2019