Parker Man Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Sexual Abuse
|U.S. Attorney’s Office July 31, 2012|
PHOENIX—Jesse Quijada, 20, of Parker, Arizona, and a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, pleaded guilty on July 30, 2012, to aggravated sexual abuse in federal district court in Phoenix.
Quijada had been charged with aggravated sexual abuse for using force to make an adult woman have sexual intercourse with him in her home. The victim’s minor child was in a bedroom in the home during the incident. As Quijada was leaving, he also stole a small amount of money from the victim.
A conviction for aggravated sexual abuse carries a maximum penalty of life in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both. In determining an actual sentence, U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow will consult the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide appropriate sentencing ranges. The judge, however, is not bound by those guidelines in determining a sentence.
Sentencing is set before Judge Snow on October 22, 2012.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Colorado River Indian Tribes Police Department, the Parker Police Department, and the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department. The prosecution is being handled by Jennifer E. Green, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.