Office of the United States Attorney, John S. Leonardo
District of Arizona
November 14, 2013
TUCSON, Ariz. – Keith Deshawn Anderson, 39, of Las Vegas, Nev. was found guilty of four counts of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, by a federal jury in Tucson on November 12, 2013. The case was tried before U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins. The defendant is being held after trial. Sentencing is set before Judge Collins on January 21, 2014.
The evidence at trial showed that during 2011 and 2012 the defendant transported a female minor multiple times from Arizona to Nevada and engaged in statutory rape.
U.S. Attorney John S. Leonardo stated, "This conviction serves as a reminder that sexual predators exist in our communities and we all need to be more vigilant."
A conviction for transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity carries a minimum mandatory term of ten years imprisonment up to life imprisonment, a maximum fine of $250,000, or both.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Sierra Vista Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Nicole Savel and Karen Rolley, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Tucson.
CASE NUMBER: CR-12-0914-TUC-RCC (CRP)
RELEASE NUMBER: 2013-086_Anderson
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