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Parker Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

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

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Victor Adrian Shortey, 40, of Parker, Arizona, was sentenced on May 8, 2023, by United States District Judge Douglas L. Rayes to 180 months in prison, followed by a term of lifetime supervised release. Shortey pleaded guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

Between May 2017 and November 2017, when the minor victim was temporarily residing with Shortey, he sexually abused the victim on multiple occasions at his residence. Shortey is a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes (“CRIT”), and the sexual abuse occurred on the CRIT Indian Reservation.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the CRIT Police Department conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant United States Attorney Christina J. Reid-Moore, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.

CASE NUMBER:           CR-22-00167-PHX-DLR
RELEASE NUMBER:    2022-078_Shortey

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Diana L. Varela
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Updated May 30, 2023

Press Release Number: 2023-078_Shortey