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

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

     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.

Updated July 18, 2019

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 2019-086_Couyancy