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Sells Man Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

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

     TUCSON, Ariz. – On June 7, 2017, Marvin Richie Lewis, Jr., 34, of Sells, Ariz., a member of the Tohono O’odham Nation, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Frank R. Zapata to 37 months in prison. Lewis had previously pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse of a minor, who is also a member of the Tohono O’odham Nation. Lewis will be placed on lifetime federal supervision and be required 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.



RELEASE NUMBER: 2017-052_Lewis


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Updated June 8, 2017

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: CR-16-0637-TUC-FRZ-BPV / 2017-052_Lewis