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Arizona Sen. Navarrete accused of sexual conduct with minor

Phoenix police say an Arizona state senator has been arrested on suspicion of charges accusing him of sexual conduct with a minor. Photo via azleg.gov
Posted at 8:25 AM, Aug 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-06 11:25:01-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say an Arizona state senator has been arrested on suspicion of charges accusing him 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, and 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.