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Camp Verde man sentenced to prison for abusive sexual contact of minor

PHOENIX – Monday, Rowan James Kickinghorse Rhodes, of Camp Verde, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell to 13 months of imprisonment, to be followed by eight years of supervised release with sex offender conditions.

Rhodes, 25, had previously pleaded guilty to abusive sexual contact with a minor. At the time he committed the offense, Rhodes was on supervised release for a previous conviction for assault with a dangerous weapon. Judge Campbell revoked Rhodes’ supervised release and sentenced him to nine months of imprisonment, to run concurrently with the newly imposed prison term, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona.

In December 2016, Rhodes, an enrolled member of the Yavapai-Apache Nation, intentionally touched the minor victim, also an enrolled member. The abuse occurred within the boundaries of the Yavapai-Apache Nation Reservation.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Yavapai-Apache Nation Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christina Covault, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

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