Clarkdale Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Sexual Abuse
PHOENIX – Yesterday, Derek Anson Beecher, 33, of Clarkdale, Ariz., a member of the Yavapai-Apache Nation, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow to 87 months in federal prison, followed by a term of lifetime supervised release. Beecher had previously pleaded guilty to sexual abuse.
In early 2016, Beecher caused a minor victim to engage in a sexual act. The incident occurred on the Yavapai-Apache Nation Indian Reservation.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Yavapai-Apache Nation Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Christina Covault, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.
CASE NUMBER: CR-16-8106-GMS
RELEASE NUMBER: 2016-099_Beecher
# # #
For more information on the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/az/
Follow the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona, on Twitter @USAO_AZ for the latest news.