PHOENIX – On Feb. 4, 2019, Derrick Lee Hinton, 29, of San Carlos, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David C. Campbell to 18.5 years’ imprisonment followed by 10 years of supervised release. Hinton had previously pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual abuse.
On May 31, 2013, Hinton, an enrolled member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, sexually assaulted a vulnerable, mentally-challenged victim, who is also an enrolled member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the San Carlos Police Department and the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Simon, District of Arizona, Phoenix.
CASE NUMBER: CR-18-720-PHX-DGC
RELEASE NUMBER: 2019-007_Hinton
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