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Sells Man Found Guilty of Aggravated Sexual Abuse

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

PHOENIX, Ariz. – On September 22, 2022, Emmett Miguel, of Sells, Arizona, an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Community, was found guilty by a jury of Aggravated Sexual Abuse and Abusive Sexual Contact.  In January 2012, Miguel sexually assaulted the 17-year-old victim at a dance in Sacaton, Arizona.  Sentencing is scheduled for December 14, 2022, before United States District Court Judge Susan M. Brnovich.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Gila River Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Raynette Logan and Alanna Kennedy, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

CASE NUMBER:            CR-21-00301-PHX-SMB
RELEASE NUMBER:    2022-163_Miguel

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Updated April 19, 2023

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 2022-163_Miguel