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Tucson Man Convicted of Child Sexual Abuse

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

TUCSON, Ariz. – Last week, a federal jury found Eric David Marrufo, 43, of Tucson, Arizona, guilty of five counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child and one count of Abusive Sexual Contact with a Child. Marrufo is being held in custody pending sentencing, which is scheduled for October 24, 2022, before United States District Judge Cindy K. Jorgenson.

The evidence at trial showed that, between August 1, 2006, and August 1, 2008, Marrufo sexually abused the victims at his home in Tucson, on the Pascua Yaqui Indian Reservation. Marrufo is a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.

Each conviction for aggravated sexual abuse of a child and abusive sexual contact with a child carries a maximum penalty of life in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pascua Yaqui Police Department conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Matthew C. Cassell and Rui Wang, District of Arizona, Tucson, handled the prosecution.

CASE NUMBER:            CR-17-0976-TUC-CKJ-EJM
RELEASE NUMBER:    2022-147_Marrufo

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Updated August 24, 2022

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 2022-147_Marrufo