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Man Receives Prison Sentence for Exposing Himself on Airplane

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

     PHOENIX – On June 20, 2016, Craig Dewalt, 61, of Cave Creek, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge John Z. Boyle to serve two days in prison, given three years’ probation, and ordered to pay a $2,500 fine.  Dewalt was previously found guilty at a bench trial of committing lewd, indecent, or obscene acts on an aircraft.

     On Feb. 27, 2015, while on a Southwest Airlines flight from Burbank, Calif., Dewalt twice exposed his genitalia while seated in a window seat.  This exposure was observed by the female seated next to him. The female passenger testified at trial and suffered emotional trauma from Dewalt’s conduct.

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Phoenix Police Department.  The prosecution was handled by Lisa E. Jennis and Abbie Broughton Marsh, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Phoenix.


CASE NUMBER:           MJ-15-08513-JZB-1       

RELEASE NUMBER:   2016-053_Dewalt


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Updated June 21, 2016

Press Release Number: MJ-15-08513-JZB-1 / 2016-053_Dewalt