Young Prescott man arrested for sexual assault of teen
Reportedly provided victim, her friends alcohol
A 20-year-old Prescott man has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl after providing her and her friends alcohol at his home.
A Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) detective was assigned to investigate the matter on Monday, Jan. 14, after the girl told a school official about it.
The victim told deputies she met Zachary Archibeque, 20, in a Prescott Valley park on Jan. 12 while she and a female friend were playing basketball. She said they all “hung out” for a while and then went their separate ways, according to a YCSO news release.
Later that night, the victim’s friend contacted Archibeque using Snapchat, a social media service, and asked if he had any alcohol. He told them he did and invited both to his home on Lamb Lane in Prescott.
The two girls went to the home with a 19-year-old male friend and began drinking. At one point in the night, the victim, by now very intoxicated, was lead to the bathroom by Archibeque. Once inside, he reportedly locked the door, refused to leave and sexually assaulted the girl.
She was able to get away from Archibeque when her girlfriend knocked on the door, but he reportedly sexually assaulted her again in his bedroom soon after.
The victim eventually forced her way out of the room and told her friends she needed to leave immediately. The victim and her friends left Archibeque’s home.
On Jan. 16, detectives served a search warrant at Archibeque’s house and placed him under arrest for charges including sexual assault, sex offense, and 2 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
During an interview, Archibeque placed blame on the victim but admitted that “he cannot control himself” when drunk, YCSO reported. Archibeque acknowledged sexual contact and providing alcohol to both minors.
He remains in-custody on a $75,000 bond.