Tucson man gets 137 years for sex crimes involving child

Tucson man gets 137 years for sex crimes involving child
Derek Ross Andrews (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A Tucson man convicted of sex crimes involving a young child will likely spend the rest of his life in prison.

Derek Ross Andrews was sentenced to 137 years in prison on Monday, Aug. 5.

On Thursday, June 27, a jury found Andrews guilty on 12 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and one count each of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and child abuse.

According to court documents, a woman said she found a video on Andrews’ cell phone late last year. The video allegedly showed Andrews involved in a sex act with a young child next to him.

The woman said she had the child in her arms when she confronted Andrews about the video. He allegedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at her and the child.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department said Andrews threatened to get into a shootout with police when he was interviewed by detectives. According to the Pima County Attorney’s Office, Andrews has a history of domestic violence.

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