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District of Arizona

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sacaton Man Sentenced to 18 Years for Sexually Abusing Minors on Reservation

     PHOENIX – Yesterday, Anthony Erwin Jackson, Sr., 57, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas R. Rayes to 18 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Jackson had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a minor.


     The evidence showed that Jackson sexually abused a 9-year-old victim in 1997 and a 6-year-old victim in 1998 while living on the Gila River Indian Community. Jackson and the victims are enrolled members of the Gila River Indian Community.


     Judge Rayes increased Jackson’s sentence to account for allegations that Jackson had sexually abused at least six other minor victims over a period of 30 years and his corresponding danger to the community.


     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Gila River Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Christine Keller and Dimitra Sampson, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Phoenix.



RELEASE NUMBER: 2017-056_Jackson


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Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 
CR-17-00059-PHX-DLR / 2017-056_Jackson
Updated June 27, 2017