Arizona Democratic State Senator and LGBTQ Caucus member Tony Navarrete was arrested and charged with sexual conduct with a minor, according to the Phoenix Police Department.
Describing himself as being co-chair of the AZ Latino Legislative Caucus, and claiming to be “passionate about justice” in his Twitter bio, Navarrete will now have his chance to prove if he’s just as passionate about justice he is about minors.
According to police, the sexual conduct with a minor happened in 2019, along with other crimes.
FOX10 Phoenix reports that Democratic Arizona state Sen. Tony Navarrete has been arrested on suspicion of charges accusing him of sexual conduct with a minor, police said Friday.
Police received a report on Wednesday about sexual contact that allegedly occurred in 2019. Navarrete, who represents a west Phoenix district, was arrested Thursday after detectives interviewed a juvenile victim and witnesses, police said in a statement.
Navarrete, 35, was booked into jail on suspicion of charges that included three counts of sexual conduct with a minor, and one count of molestation of a child. He did not immediately respond to email and phone messages seeking
Senate Democrats put out a statement acknowledging the arrest:
“We are deeply disturbed by what we’ve learned from recent media reports about the arrest of Senator Tony Navarrete. These allegations and arrest are serious and deeply troubling. Right now, it’s important to allow for due process to take place through our judicial system,” the statement read. “We are closely monitoring the situation and are anxious for the facts of this ongoing investigation to be revealed. At this point, we do not have any details surrounding this ongoing case and we will refrain from further comment.”
Innocent until proven guilty, However, if it’s true, then I don’t ever want to lay eyes on you again.
— Julia Shumway (@JMShumway) August 6, 2021
Wendy Rogers came out swinging:
Isn't one of these guys the senator who was just arrested and "faces multiple counts of sexual conduct with a minor, among other charges". How about we stop talking about the bedroom all of the time or better yet, just be moral? Thoughts?https://t.co/WR6zTL5ujA
— Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) August 6, 2021
What is it with elected Democrat officials and kids? They’re either trying to abort them or can’t keep from touching (and sniffing) them.