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Arizona State Senator Accused Of Sexual Conduct With Minor

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP

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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