Sex Abuser Sentenced to 122 Months For Decades-Old Crime

Charles Michael Moreno, 61, of Tucson, was sentenced last week by United States District Judge John C. Hinderaker to 122 months in prison, followed by lifetime supervised release. Moreno pleaded guilty on May 15, 2023, to Sexual Abuse of a Minor, Abuse of a Minor, and two counts of Abusive Sexual Contact.

In 2018, the high-school-aged victim reported to a school counselor that Moreno, a member of the Tohono O’odham Nation, had committed sexual abuse on numerous occasions, beginning when the victim was in grade school. The events took place in both the city of Tucson and on the Tohono O’odham Nation. In 2020, Moreno was indicted by a federal grand jury on 14 counts of sexual abuse.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Tohono O’odham Police Department conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Micah Schmit, District of Arizona, Tucson, handled the prosecution.