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District of Arizona

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Red Valley Man Sentenced for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

     PHOENIX – On Monday, Eric Begay, 44, of Red Valley, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell to 42 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by 15 years of supervised release with sex offender conditions.  Begay had previously pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a minor.


     In January of 2017, the victim, a member of the Navajo Nation, reported that Begay had been inappropriately touching the victim.  Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation promptly began an investigation, which led to Begay’s arrest and prosecution.  Begay is also a member of the Navajo Nation, and the abuse occurred within the Navajo Nation Reservation.


     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney William G. Voit, District of Arizona, Phoenix.


CASE NUMBER:           CR-17-08081-DGC

RELEASE NUMBER:    2018-006_Begay


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Press Release Number: 
2018-006_Begay / CR-17-08081-DGC
Updated January 24, 2018