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Tucson Man Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

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


     TUCSON, Ariz. – Last week, Michael Alvarez Martinez, 48, of Tucson, Ariz., a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins to 41 months in prison.  Martinez had previously pleaded guilty to one count of abusive sexual contact of a minor. The minor victim is also a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. Martinez 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 Pascua Yaqui Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Charisse Arce and Rui Wang, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Tucson.


CASE NUMBER:                  CR-15-02282-TUC-RCC-BPV

RELEASE NUMBER:           2017-099_ Martinez


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Updated October 17, 2017

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Press Release Number: CR-15-02282-TUC-RCC-BPV / 2017-099_ Martinez