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Kingman man found guilty of child molestation

Joseph D. Whaley

Joseph D. Whaley

KINGMAN - After a four day trial, a jury found a Kingman man not guilty of kidnapping and sexual conduct with a minor, but guilty of molestation of a child.

Joseph D. Whaley, 27, was arrested in July 2008 after a woman reported that he had molested her 9-year-old daughter.

The mother told detectives Whaley had left the residence on foot.

An attempt to locate was issued to area law enforcement.

Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Whaley following a nearly two-hour search.

Whaley's sentencing is set for June 24.

He could receive up to 12 years in prison.


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