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Arizona State Senator Accused Of Sexual Conduct With Minor

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Phoenix police say an Arizona state senator has been arrested on suspicion of charges of sexual conduct with a minor.

 

  

Police said Democratic Sen. Tony Navarrete of Phoenix was taken into custody on Thursday and booked into jail on suspicion of charges that included multiple counts of sexual conduct with a minor. Police say they received a report on Wednesday about sexual contact that allegedly occurred in 2019. Navarrete was arrested after detectives interviewed a juvenile victim and witnesses. Navarrete did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Navarrete announced earlier this week that he tested positive for COVID-19 and was isolating at home.

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