FBI: Man arrested for sexually assaulting tourists at Havasupai

The case of a man indicted on charges of abusive sexual contact of tourists at a popular Arizona destination could span 15 years, according to the FBI.

According to a release, the FBI is looking for victims who may have been sexually assaulted by 53-year-old Fydel Jones at the Havasupai Indian Reservation in the Grand Canyon from 2002 to 2017.

Jones was indicted on seven counts of abusive sexual contact and one count of felony theft on Oct. 10. He was arrested on Oct. 30.

According to the FBI, Jones approached a Canadian tourist and her friends visiting Havasupai for a wedding back in May of 2017. He offered to perform a sweat lodge ceremony for the wedding party, performing two separate ceremonies for the party in a mud hut.

According to a release from the FBI, Jones sexually assaulted one victim and made sexual contact with another female in the party.

FBI says authorities have received other reports of Jones performing "similar acts under similar circumstances."

Anyone who may have experienced a similar scenario in the Havasupai area is urged to fill out a questionnaire form created by the FBI. 

The form can be found here.

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