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Albuquerque Man Sentenced to 25 years for Sexual Abuse in Indian County

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

ALBUQUERQUE – An Albuquerque man was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for sexually abusing two girls in the Jicarilla Apache Nation.

There is no parole in the federal system.

According to court documents, between October 2012 and October 2013, Christian Quintana, 28, a member of the Jicarilla Apache Nation, caused sexual contact with Jane Doe 1, a child who had not yet attained the age of 12.

Then, between October 2019 and October 2020, Quintana raped Jane Doe 2, who was 17 years old at the time. Quintana drove Jane Doe 2 to a secluded location, threatened her life and the lives of her family members, and forcibly had sex with her.

Both incidents occurred within the exterior boundaries of the Jicarilla Apache Nation.

Upon his release from prison, Quintana will be subject to a lifetime term of supervised release and must register as a sex offender.

U.S. Attorney Alexander M.M. Uballez and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office, made the announcement today.

The Farmington Resident Agency of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office investigated this case with assistance from the Jicarilla Apache Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Matthew J. McGinley is prosecuting the case.

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Updated June 26, 2024

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 24-229