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Tucson Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Child Sexual Abuse

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

TUCSON, Ariz. – Eric David Marrufo, 43, of Tucson, Arizona, was sentenced yesterday by United States District Judge Cindy K. Jorgenson to life in prison. Marrufo was convicted of five counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child and one count of Abusive Sexual Contact With a Child.

A jury convicted Marrufo on August 19, 2022, of sexually abusing the victims at his home on the Pascua Yaqui Indian Reservation between August 1, 2006, and August 1, 2008. Marrufo is a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and 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:    2023-113_Marrufo

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Zach J. Stoebe
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Updated July 27, 2023

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Press Release Number: 2023-113_Marrufo