Hopi Medicine Man Ivan Jackson Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Oral Sex with Patient

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Ivan Jackson, a trained medicine man and artist whose works include a mural at the Tuba City Regional Health Care facility, was sentenced this week to one year in prison for performing oral sex on a patient.
Hopi medicine man Ivan Jackson was sentenced on Tuesday to one year in prison for performing oral sex on a patient who believed she was receiving treatment.

The victim, who wasn't named in federal court records, had sought help from Jackson in the summer of 2012 because she was "seeing people around her house."

He told her the problem was caused by something in her groin and that he knew how to fix it.

Jackson later admitted he'd performed oral sex on the woman for his own sexual gratification but maintains that at least some of his contact with her genitals was a genuine part of his treatment. The 58-year-old Tuba City resident has no prior criminal history and he's been married for 40 years.

It's unclear from court records what ailed the patient. But after her visit with Jackson, she reported his actions to the Hopi Police Department in Keams Canyon. The cops called the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs on the Hopi reservation, which referred the case to the Navajo Department of Criminal Investigations. Three days later, Jackson agreed to talk about the incident.

Jackson told investigator Michael Begay he'd advised the woman she was "suffering from abdominal 'tension' caused by the presence of foreign matter in her groin."

He urged her to go to a hospital. Or, he said, she could have him perform the treatment, which he said he'd been trained to do by another medicine man. When he finished his oral work on the patient's vulva, he claims, she thanked him in the Hopi language.

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Ivan Jackson
Police, refusing to believe this was some sort of cultural misunderstanding, invited Jackson back for another interview in February 2013 -- this time with a polygraph.

Jackson denied he'd conducted the "ceremony" for sexual purposes as he went through his story again. After being told he'd failed the polygraph test, though, Jackson gave a written and spoken confession.

"I performed oral sex on [the victim] three times," his confession states. "The first time was for medicinal purposes. The second time I was aroused and had an erection. The third time I want to see if she was interested and I was trying to see how far I could go with her. I did it to give her pleasure so that she would feel better . . . I am sorry I did this to her."

He was indicted on March 12, 2013, on two charges of sexual abuse.


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38 comments
redquartz36
redquartz36

She came back for two more 'treatments'.  I wonder if she only objected after he continued to expect payment for his services.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Sex As Medicine for Women -- www (dot) future-science-group (dot) com/news/11/262"

Rose Mitchem
Rose Mitchem

The Hopi nation should be outraged and deeply offended by this man's actions. He's a disgusting sexual predator.

Marco Cruz
Marco Cruz

Pale face never understood why indian women never wore underwear.

Velvet Michael
Velvet Michael

Well the only problem I see is that it happened 3 times before she turned it in. But to be fair the way the article is worded, I'm not sure if he did it 3 times on the first visit or if she visited him two more times, still though 3 times?

Robin Scott Andress
Robin Scott Andress

Doctors used to give women "treatmetns" with vibrators. Lot's of happy patients.

Deborah Lee
Deborah Lee

wow, I guess that makes my ol' man a doctor ; )

Rosie Leonard
Rosie Leonard

why is newtimes posting all these crimes from native land, dont we have shit goin on here in phoenix land.

Keanu Flocka James
Keanu Flocka James

How you gonna send a nigga to jail for eating pussy smh and then she thanked him after the deed was done!! #freeivan

sexualhealing
sexualhealing

Women have all the luck. My doctor never gives me a blowjob :( Sure, I get the occasional finger up the ass, but he never sucks me off or even offers a courtesy reach-around.

shadeaux
shadeaux

Never underestimate the healing properties of a good tongue lashing.

cassityg32
cassityg32

& no one is asking WHY she thought this "treatment" was legit or WHY she allowed it 3 TIMES before going to police? Never have I thought "well these women must have asked for it by dressing or behaving a certain way etc..." but THREE TIMES?!

FRONTERA
FRONTERA

Fry Bread and circus ...

joedelariva
joedelariva

How? Medicine Man heal with forked tongue.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Ugh! Close your eyes. I give you heap big medicine!

gtnoriega554
gtnoriega554

@cassityg32 There is a very old tradition of Native-American healing called "sucking doctor".  I've only seen it done once in my life.  The real medicine men I have known do not touch females or males in their private parts.  This guy is probably a real medicine man who crossed a line.  He knows better.

shadeaux
shadeaux

@cassityg32  

He probably talked her into it being the cunning linguist that he is.

sexualhealing
sexualhealing

@fishingblues @sexualhealing well, when you're dealing with muff-diving medicine men, blowjobs, fingers up the ass and reach-arounds, working blue is really the only proper way to approach the situation.

cassityg32
cassityg32

Well, I understand & that's kinda my point. We must be of the minority but to me at least, I don't care what type of doctor I'm at, if he/she tells me that part of my healing is that they need to put there mouth on my "happy place" at the very least I'm going to question and/or ask around about this methodof healing....well, unless its like a Dr. McDreamy type. He just looks trustworthy lol. Seriously though, if she felt something was wrong with this enough to go to the police-then why let it happen 3 times first? & she never noticed his hard-on?

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@sexualhealing  That and the fact that boys never grow up and always enjoy a bit of what our mom's called "bathroom or off-color humor".

Custer-Killer
Custer-Killer

@gtnoriega @cassityg32 He wasn't a real medicine man. The tactic he employed is reminiscent to a Catholic Bishop's immoral acts on a deacon. Then would you call that pedophile Bishop a true church leader?

gtnoriega
gtnoriega

@cassityg32 She was probably embarrassed and could not believe that a real medicine man would do such a thing.  We have real medicine people, male and female, but unfortunately we also have wolves in sheep clothing.  This act should put an end to this guy's reputation.  He's going to have to find another line of work now.

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