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Santa Domingo man charged with aggravated 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 Santiago Quintana, Jr. was arraigned on a criminal complaint charging him with aggravated sexual abuse with children and offenses committed within Indian Country. Quintana, 69, a member of the Santa Domingo Pueblo, will remain in custody pending trial, which has not been scheduled.

According to the accusations in the criminal complaint, over a period of six years, Quintana sexually abused two victims who had not yet attained the age of 12 when the abuse began.

A criminal complaint is only an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. If convicted, Quintana faces a minimum of thirty years in  prison.

The FBI Albuquerque Field Office investigated this case with assistance of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Assistant United States Attorney Robert James Booth II is prosecuting the case.

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Updated March 6, 2023

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 23-45