Arizona ‘pregnant man’ is sentenced for disorderly conduct

In this April 2, 2013 file photo, Thomas Beatie speaks at his attorney's office, in Phoenix. Beatie, a transgender man, who was accused of stalking his estranged wife last year pleaded guilty to one count of disorderly conduct Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. Beatie had a change of plea hearing in Maricopa County Superior Court and now is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 16 on the misdemeanor. AP Photo/Matt York, File

PHOENIX — A transgender man in Arizona accused of stalking his estranged wife last year has been sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation.

Maricopa County Superior Court officials say 41-year-old Thomas Trace Beatie was sentenced Monday.

He pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct last month.

Beatie was arrested after his spouse told Phoenix police that she found a GPS tracking device under her car in September 2014.

Police investigators say Beatie admitted to installing the tracking device in 2012 and monitoring it though an online account.

Beatie was born female and underwent the first of his gender-reassignment surgeries in 2001.

He gave birth to his first child in 2008 and had two more by 2011 when he and his wife had already moved to Arizona from Hawaii.

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