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Dulce Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse in Indian Country

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

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office, announced today that Christian Quintana, 34, of Dulce, pled guilty to abusive sexual contact and aggravated sexual abuse in Indian country.

A federal grand jury indicted Quintana on Oct. 26, 2021. According to the plea agreement and other court records, between Oct. 2012, and Oct. 2013, Quintana engaged in sexual contact with a child, identified as Jane Doe 1, who at the time was less than 12 years old.

Between Oct. 2019, and Oct. 2020, Quintana engaged in a sexual act with a second victim, a minor identified as Jane Doe 2, by force, and threatened to kill “everyone” and himself if she told anyone. Based on her knowledge of Quintana’s history of violence, Jane Doe 2 complied.

Both victims are enrolled members of the Jicarilla Apache Tribe.

Quintana will remain in custody pending sentencing, which has not been scheduled. At sentencing, Quintana faces between 15 and 25 years in prison.

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 16, 2023

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 23-130