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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Kayenta Man Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

     PHOENIX – This week, Ronnie Haycock, 42, of Kayenta, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes to six years’ imprisonment, to be followed by fifteen years of supervised release.  Haycock, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, had previously pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a minor.

     During the summer of 2017, Haycock worked as a tour guide in the Monument Valley area of the Navajo Nation.  On the night of July 5, 2017, Haycock led an overnight camping tour in the area.  While camped out that night, Haycock sexually abused a juvenile female who was on the tour.

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Navajo Nation Department of Public Safety.  The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander Samuels, District of Arizona, Phoenix.


CASE NUMBER:            CR-17-08238-PCT-DLR

RELEASE NUMBER:    2018-131_Haycock


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Press Release Number: 
2018-131_Haycock / CR-17-08238-PCT-DLR
Updated October 16, 2018