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Navajo Man Sentenced to Prison for Sexual Abuse Against Two Victims

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

     TUCSON, Ariz. – On July 25, 2017, Patrick Paul Charley, 39, of Ajo, Ariz., and a member of the Navajo Nation, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jennifer G. Zipps to concurrent terms of imprisonment for sexual offenses committed against two adult members of the Tohono O’odham Nation. Charley had previously pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse committed in 2014 and was sentenced to 43 months’ imprisonment. Charley was also sentenced to a term of 16 months’ imprisonment for his plea of guilty to one count of abusive sexual contact from a 2011 incident.


     After completing his imprisonment, Charley will be placed on lifetime federal supervision and will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.


     The investigation in this case was conducted by both the Tohono O’odham Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Micah Schmit, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Tucson.


CASE NUMBERS: CR-16-0528-TUC-JGZ and CR-16-0529-TUC-JGZ

RELEASE NUMBER: 2017-064_Charley


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Updated July 26, 2017

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: CR-16-0528-TUC-JGZ and CR-16-0529-TUC-JGZ / 2017-064_Charley