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Clarkdale Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Sexual Abuse

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

     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

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Updated December 6, 2016

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: CR-16-8106-GMS / 2016-099_Beecher