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Clarkdale Resident Sentenced to Prison for Sexually Abusing Young Child

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

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Damian Andrew Wathogoma, 22, of Clarkdale, Arizona, was sentenced last week by United States District Judge Steven P. Logan to 51 months in prison, followed by lifetime supervised release. Wathogoma was convicted by a federal jury of Abusive Sexual Contact with a Minor in March 2023.

The evidence presented at trial revealed that Wathogoma sexually abused a seven-year-old girl on the Yavapai-Apache Indian Reservation, on or about December 11, 2021. Wathogoma is an enrolled member of the Yavapai-Apache Nation.

The Yavapai-Apache Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation in this case. The United States Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.

CASE NUMBER:           CR-22-08029-SPL
RELEASE NUMBER:    2023-079_Wathogoma

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Public Affairs
Diana L. Varela
(602) 514-7743

Updated May 30, 2023

Press Release Number: 2023-079_Wathogoma