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Sells Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Aggravated Sexual Abuse

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 01, 2011
  • District of Arizona (602) 514-7500

TUCSON—Nolan Steven Bautista, 21, of Sells, Ariz., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Stephen J. Murphy III to 10 years’ imprisonment and three years of supervised release. Bautista, a member of the Tohono O’odham Indian Nation, pleaded guilty on January 13, 2011, to aggravated sexual abuse with use of force.

According to the indictment, on February 25, 2009, Bautista committed burglary of a residential structure on the Indian reservation and then sexually assaulted the victim. He engaged in a sexual act by the use of force and by threatening and placing her in fear of death or serious bodily injury when he displayed a knife.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Tohono O’odham Police Department. The prosecution is being handled by Raquel Arellano and Anca Pop, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, Tucson.


RELEASE NUMBER: 2011-267(Bautista)

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