Douglas Dishon facing molestation trial in Phoenix

Vickie Deshon was found buried in Mexico.

Vickie Deshon was found buried in Mexico.

PHOENIX -- A Dewey man who was among Yavapai County's most wanted felons in a child molestation case is currently on a trial track in Maricopa County. Douglas Dishon is facing trial in June for a 2006 case alleging sexual abuse of an 8-year-old Peoria boy.

The 59-year-old Dishon, who formerly owned an antique store in Dewey, was arrested recently by Mexican authorities for investigation of the murder of his wife, Vickie. Her body was found buried beneath the awning of their RV in Playa de Carmen in the Yucatan Peninsula.

Mexican authorities did not charge Dishon for the murder due to "lack of evidence," but he was turned over to U.S. Marshals for his return to the United States because of the warrants in Yavapai County and Peoria.

In Yavapai County in 2004, investigators brought charges against Dishon alleging seven years of continuous sexual abuse. TV's "America's Most Wanted" posted the story of the missing man, telling the story of Dishon abuse of children.

Dishon posted bond, but he and his wife fled to Mexico where they have been living under the assumed names of Ben and Sonnie Waller.

--contact reporter at jhutchinson@verdevalleynews.com

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