PHOENIX, Ariz. – On Wednesday, Rowan James Kickinghorse Rhodes, 29, of Camp Verde, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes to 18 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Rhodes previously pleaded guilty to Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.
On October 16, 2017, Rhodes was convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact with a Minor and ordered to register as a sex offender. In July 2019, Rhodes acknowledged the requirement to register and registered his address in Tucson, Arizona. Four months later, Rhodes absconded from his residence and did not update his registration. Rhodes was arrested by a Yavapai-Apache Nation police officer in Camp Verde, Arizona on December 10, 2019.
Rhodes is an enrolled member of the Yavapai-Apache Nation.
The United States Marshal and the Yavapai-Apache Nation Police Department conducted the investigation in this case. Christina Covault, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.
CASE NUMBER: CR-20-8108-PCT-DLR
RELEASE NUMBER: 2021-048_Rhodes
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