Phoenix, Arizona - Roberto Aguilar-Ramirez, 51, of Parker, Arizona, pleaded guilty in federal district court in Phoenix on February 19, 2013, to abusive sexual contact with a minor. The minor victim was a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, and the acts occurred on the Colorado River Indian Tribes Indian Reservation.
Aguilar-Ramirez, a foster father, had been charged with engaging in various abusive sexual acts with the minor victim over a period of two years.
A conviction for abusive sexual contact with a minor carries a maximum penalty of life in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both.
Sentencing is set before Chief Judge Roslyn O. Silver on May 13, 2013.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Colorado River Indian Tribes Police Department. The prosecution is being handled by Christina J. Reid-Moore and Jennifer E. Green, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Phoenix.