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November 21, 2014

Registered Sex Offender Found Guilty of Sexually Abusing Two Children

PHOENIX—On Nov. 19, 2014, a federal jury found Roy Red Joey, 64, of Dilkon, Ariz., a member of the Navajo Nation, guilty of two counts of abusive sexual contact with a child under the age of 12, and two counts of the commission of a sex offense by a registered sex offender. The case was tried before U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan from Nov. 13, 2014, to Nov. 19, 2014. The defendant is detained pending sentencing, which is set before Judge Logan on Jan. 28, 2015.

The evidence at trial showed that the defendant, a registered sex offender, sexually abused a nine-year-old girl and sexually abused an eight-year-old boy on the Navajo Nation.

A conviction for abusive sexual contact with a child under the age of 12 carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment, a $250,000 fine or both. A conviction for the commission of a sexual offense by a registered sex offender carries a penalty of 10 years’ imprisonment consecutive to any other sentence.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Navajo Nation Criminal Investigator’s Office. The prosecution was handled by Cassie Bray Woo and Dimitra Sampson, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

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