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Somerton man sentenced to prison for transferring obscene materials to minor

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Miles Coyote to serve 42-months behind bars on federal charges

PHOENIX, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - A Somerton man will spend more than three-years in prison for transferring obscene material to a minor.

A federal judge Friday sentenced 26-year-old Miles Spencer Coyote to 42-months in prison, followed by three-years of supervised release. Coyote pleaded guilty.

Prosecutors say between February and March of 2019, Coyote used his Facebook account to transfer lewd images to an juvenile. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children flagged the communications in June and referred the case for prosecution.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cocopah Tribal Police Department investigated the case. The U.S. Attorneys Office prosecuted it.

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Lisa Sturgis

Lisa Sturgis recently returned to KYMA as its Digital Content Director, but she has a long history with the Desert Southwest.

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