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Felony Child Prostitution (4 Counts) Felony Sexual Exploitation of Minor/Child Pornography and (4 Counts) Sexual Conduct with a Minor, Public Sexual Indecency & Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor Reduced to 5 Years in Prison – State v. Mr. A (DMC No. 13606) (Maricopa County Superior Court CR2015-114258): Mr. A had been living with a roommate for many years.  Also with the roommate had two young daughters who lived with them. Mr. A thought that one of the daughters was now 18 years of age, when in reality she was 15 years old.  He and another woman engaged in sex acts with the 15 year old, all while on videotape.  He also offered money for this activity along with alcohol.  He was ultimately charged with Child Prostitution per Arizona Revised Statute ARS 13-3212, and 4 counts of Child Pornography (because some of the acts were filmed), 4 counts of Sexual Conduct with a Minor, along with Public Sexual Indecency and Contributing to the Delinquency of Minor.

He was facing the rest of his life in prison, and his only defense was that he thought she was 18 years of age.  This defense was problematic, due to the fact that he also admitted that he knew her since she was 8 years old when he first met her, yet that was only 7 years prior.  This would put her age at 15.  Ultimately the state made several offers which eventually got down to a low offer of a stipulated 5 years in prison.  Mr. A accepted that offer, which was far below the standard offer for these types of charges.

CONTRIBUTING to the DELINQUENCY of a MINOR and FURNISHING ALCOHOL to a MINOR NOT CHARGED – Stave v. Mr. M (DMC No. 5265) (Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office DR No. 2004-072428): Mr. M and his friend went to a Diamondbacks baseball game. An undercover Detective observed Mr. M and his friend walking with beers in the upper level of the stadium. The Detectives stopped them because he felt they “looked too young”. They were subsequently taken to the Security in the basement of the ballpark and both were given breath tests which showed a .19 and .16 BAC, respectively. Mr. M was subsequently charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor per Arizona Revised Statute ARS 13-3613(A), and he was charged with Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor per Arizona Revised Statute ARS 4-244.9.

Because the stop was based upon a visual estimation only, and the fact that Mr. M was almost 21 years old, we were able to convince the Prosecutor to not press charges. This was due to the fact that there was No Reasonable Suspicion to stop these gentlemen. Mr. M has no conviction on his record.

FURNISHING ALCOHOL to a MINOR and CONTRIBUTING to the DELINQUENCY of a MINOR NOT CHARGED – State v. Mr. D (DMC No. 4688) (Skyline High School Resource Officer Investigated): Mr. D was a student at Skyline High School in Mesa. The principle and Security Guard had received information that Mr. D had purchased alcohol for other minors, placed the alcohol in backpacks and put it in his car. When they questioned Mr. D, he gave them permission to search his vehicle. No alcohol was found, but the Principle and the School Resource Officer had received information that other kids had gone to his car while he was in with the Principle and removed the Vodka.

We contacted the School Resource Officer and convinced him to not file charges regarding Furnishing Alcohol to Minors under Arizona Revised Statute ARS 4-244.9, nor to file charges regarding Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor under Arizona Revised Statute ARS 13-3616(A). Due to the lack of physical evidence, combined with the unreliability of the other student’s statements, he agreed. No charges were ever brought against Mr. D.

(2 Counts) CONTRIBUTING to the DELINQUENCY of a MINOR and (1 Count) OPENED CONTAINER DISMISSED – State v. Mr. G (DMC No. 8392) (Glendale City Court CR2008-000129): Glendale Police Officers responded to an alarm call. When they arrived in the location, they saw Mr. G’s van parked with him and several other occupants inside. There were two other unoccupied vehicles parked next to his van. The Officer ordered everyone out of the van, and they discovered there was alcohol inside of the van and open containers. They did not ask where the alcohol came from, and immediately cited everybody for Open Container per Arizona Revised Statute ARS 4-251(A)(2), and the two minors were cited with Minor in Consumption. Mr. G was charged with 2 Counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor per Arizona Revised Statute ARS 13-3613(A).

During the course of the case, we showed that there was no evidence gathered by the Officers proving that Mr. G had furnished the alcohol. The Prosecutor agreed to dismiss all charges if Mr. G would do alcohol classes and remain law abiding for 6 months. Mr. G had no convictions on his record.

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