Shiprock man pleads guilty to child sex abuse

The Daily Times
Harrison Cambridge

FARMINGTON — A Shiprock man on Thursday morning pleaded guilty in federal court to abusive sexual contact of a child.

Harrison Cambridge, 59, allegedly sexually abused a girl younger than 12 in December in Shiprock, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

The girl was reportedly home with her grandmother when Cambridge visited the house, according to the criminal complaint. The complaint states the grandmother was sleeping in a back room when Cambridge knocked at the door.

Cambridge allegedly entered the house and sat on the couch to watch television. The complaint alleges Cambridge pulled the girl on top of him and touched her inappropriately.

After Cambridge left, the girl called her mother, who was at work, and told her what happened, according to the criminal complaint. Her mother then alerted authorities, the complaint states.

A sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled.

Cambridge faces between 2 1/2 years and 3 1/2 years in federal prison, followed by supervised release, according to the press release. After his release, he will be required to register as a sex offender.