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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 18, 2019

Clarkdale Man Sentenced to 5 Years for Abusive Sexual Contact with a Minor

     PHOENIX – On July 15, 2019, Shush Naki Clark Couyancy, 28, of Clarkdale, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan to 60 months in federal prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release.  On April 29, 2019, Couyancy pleaded guilty to one count of Abusive Sexual Contact with a Minor.

     On April 7, 2018, Couyancy, an enrolled member of the Yavapai-Apache Nation, knowingly engaged in sexual contact with the minor victim, who is also an enrolled member of the Yavapai-Apache Nation. 

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Yavapai-Apache Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Christina Covault, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Press Release Number: 
2019-086_Couyancy
Updated July 18, 2019