A Jemez Pueblo man is facing life in prison on two charges of sexual contact with minors.
The U.S. Department of Justice, in conjunction with the U.S. attorney for New Mexico and the FBI Albuquerque Field Office indicted Tyler Chinana, 34, in the case in which he is accused of having sexual contact with children under age 12.
According to court records, during the year 0f 2012, he engaged in sexual contact with one of the children; then, between Nov. 4-6, 2022, he engaged in sexual contact with another child.
Chinana will remain on conditions of release in the third-party custody of a halfway house pending trial, which is yet to be scheduled.
The Jemez Pueblo Police Department assisted the FBI with the investigation.