Arizona lawmaker arrested, accused of sexual conduct with a minor in 2019

An Arizona lawmaker was arrested Thursday and booked on suspicion of having sexual contact with a minor in 2019, authorities said.

Phoenix police investigators only started looking at allegations against state Sen. Otoniel “Tony” Navarrete on Wednesday, Sgt. Andrew Williams said in a statement.

After “detectives interviewed a juvenile victim and witnesses,” they had “probable cause to arrest the suspect, Otoniel Navarrete,” according to the police statement.

Tony Navarrete.Arizona State Legislature

The Phoenix Democrat was booked into jail on Thursday on multiple counts of sexual conduct with a minor and other charges, Williams added.

“We are aware one

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