REDUCED | SEXUAL CONDUCT with a MINOR State v. Mr. B. (DMC No. 8215) (Yavapai County Superior Court CR82007-0915) REDUCED to MISDEMEANOR CONTRIBUTING to The DELINQUENCY of a MINOR and VULNERABLE ADULT ABUSE with PROBATION and 6 MONTHS in JAIL – State v. Mr. B. (DMC No. 8215) (Yavapai County Superior Court CR82007-0915): Mr. B. was accused by his step daughter of having sexual conduct with her both before the age of 18 and after the age of 18. Mr. B. had been divorced from his wife for some time, and his step daughter was now a much older adult. Because there actually had been sexual contact with him after she had turned 18, and he provided pornography to her before the age of 18, he had violated the law. Because his step daughter had a low IQ and was considered a “vulnerable adult”, the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office chose to present the Grand Jury with evidence that he had sexual intercourse with his step daughter prior to her turning 18. He was subsequently indicted with Sexual Conduct with a Minor pursuant to ARS 13-1405.
We were able to show that there was discrepancy in her testimony regarding her age when she began having sex with Mr. B. This allowed us to secure a plea to a lowest level class 6 Vulnerable Adult Abuse per ARS 13-3623, and a Misdemeanor Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor per ARS (blank). The plea included Probation with 6 months of jail. Originally, Mr. B. was facing years in prison.