Arizona man charged after girls found in enclosed trailer

elisfkc2 / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0 By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona man is facing federal charges that he tampe...

September 16, 2022
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elisfkc2 / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0 By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona man is facing federal charges that he tampered with evidence after he was arrested on a highway with young girls in an enclosed trailer. Samuel Bateman was indicted this month on three counts of destroying records and tampering with criminal proceedings. He pleaded not guilty Thursday in federal magistrate court in Flagstaff. A judge ordered that he remain behind bars while the case continues. A state police agency arrested Bateman in Flagstaff in late August after someone spotted small fingers through a gap in the trailer's rear door.

Associated Press