Democratic state senator Tony Navarette, who was seen as a “rising star” in the Arizona Democrat party, was arrested on Thursday and charged with a felony for “knowingly engaging in intercourse or oral sex with a minor.”
The crime according to the reports, was committed back in 2019 but was first reported to authorities on August 4th of this year.
Navarrete was well connected and is seen photographed with many high ranking Democrats. Check them out below:
“She is someone’s daughter!”
— Sen. Tony Navarrete 🇺🇸🏳️🌈🚀 (@NavarreteAZ) July 25, 2020
Here he is with Kamala Harris:
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) August 6, 2021
Check out what the Arizona Capitol Times reported:
Sen. Otoniel “Tony” Navarrete was arrested Thursday evening and booked into jail. Police received a report that Navarrete had engaged in sexual conduct with a minor, a felony described as knowingly engaging in intercourse or oral sex with a minor.
It’s a class 6 felony, punishable by one year in prison, if that minor is at least 15, and a class 2 felony, with a presumptive prison sentence of five years, if the child is younger than 15 or if the person charged was in a position of trust, such as a teacher or parent.
Phoenix police said the alleged crime occurred in 2019, and they received a report on Aug. 4. After interviewing a young victim and witnesses, they arrested Navarrete near his home on Thursday.
Navarrete, 35, has served in the state Senate since 2019, and served one term representing Legislative District 30 in the House before his election to the Senate.
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