State v. Mr. Y. (DMC No. 14759) – (3 Counts) Felony Sexual Conduct with a Minor (3 Victims/DCAC) and (3 Counts) Felony Child Molestation – Not Charged – Glendale Police Department Investigated (DR No. 20XX-XXXXXXX4); Maricopa County Attorney’s Office “Turned Down.”
Mr. Y had worked for years in a trailer park as a manager and a maintenance man. One of the mom’s claimed to have overheard her kids talking about Mr. Y being “nasty.” When she pressed them, about what they meant by “nasty”, they talked about playing cops & robbers and “being handcuffed,” and playing the “tasting game” where something was put in their mouth. They also claimed they had been touched or licked in their privates.
The Police became involved and interviewed all 3 of the alleged victims (who were under 12 years of age). Their stories continually changed, yet they all maintained they were touched by Mr. Y. When Mr. Y was contacted, he admitted they played cops & robbers before, and that he had given the kids candy in which they were to guess what flavors the jelly beans were. He adamantly denied he had ever touched any of the children. He did agree to give a DNA sample, and then when he was pressed about doing a “voice stress analysis test,” he stated he wanted to speak to a lawyer.
We became involved, and we contacted the Detectives. We asked them to have no further contact with Mr. Y, and to deal with us directly. Because all of the allegations were so old (some up to 6 years), it was highly unlikely there was going to be no DNA. Ultimately, the case was sent to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office where it was reviewed and “turned down.” Mr. Y was potentially facing at least 3 life sentences in prison if he were to be convicted on the Sexual Conduct with a Minor charges alone, due to the fact that the children were under 12 years of age. He was never charged with anything, and he has a clean record.