Arizona man sentenced to life in prison in child sex abuse case

PHOENIX – An Arizona man has been sentenced to life in prison for sexually abusing a teenage girl on multiple occasions, authorities announced Tuesday.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona, a federal judge sentenced 41-year-old Kendall Anagal last week.

Anagal is from Chinle, a Navajo Nation community in northeastern Arizona.

In February, a jury found Anagal guilty of three counts of aggravated sexual abuse and one count of abusive sexual contact with a child.

The violent sexual abuse occurred repeatedly when the victim was between 9 and 10 years old. She didn’t report the crimes until she was 17 because she feared for her life, prosecutors said.

The FBI investigated the case, which was prosecuted by U.S. attorneys in the District of Arizona’s Phoenix office.

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