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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Isleta Pueblo Man Sentenced to Seven Years for Federal Child Sexual Abuse Conviction

Prosecution Brought Under Project Safe Childhood

ALBUQUERQUE – Juan Larry Lujan, 63, a member and resident of Isleta Pueblo, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court in Santa Fe, N.M., to 84 months in prison for his conviction on an abusive sexual contact charge.  Lujan will be on supervised release for five years after completing his prison sentence and also will be required to register as a sex offender.


Lujan was arrested in Feb. 2016, on an indictment charging with sexually abusing a child under the age of 12 on the Pueblo of Isleta in Valencia County, N.M.


On Nov. 16, 2016, Lujan pled guilty to a felony information charging him with abusive sexual contact.  In entering the guilty plea, Lujan admitted sexually abusing a child under the age of 12 between Nov. 2011 and Nov. 2013. 


This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the FBI.   The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Spindle as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.  Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and DOJ’s Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

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Updated October 18, 2017