Felony Sexual Conduct with a Minor, (3 Counts) Felony Sexual Assault & (2 Counts) Felony Sex Abuse Dismissed– State v. Mr. B (DMC No. 11308) (Casa Grande Justice Court/Pinal County Superior Court IA-2011-133): Mr. B had been living with his girlfriend for some time and they had been having relationship issues. Also in the household was his girlfriend’s 12 year old niece. Both had been drinking one night and engaged a loud argument about breaking up. Thereafter, his girlfriend claimed that the 12 year old niece had stated that Mr. B had come into her bedroom and committed sexual conduct with her. She said that this first occurred when she was 11 years old and had been going on for the past year.
Police arrived and arrested Mr. B and he was charged with Sexual Conduct with a Minor, along with 3 counts of Sexual Assault and 2 counts of Sexual Abuse. We were quickly engaged and were able to get him released from custody at start of the case. We then immediately contacted the Detective and the Prosecutor began providing them with information about Mr. B’s ex girlfriend. In addition, we provided them with a polygraph that showed Mr. B was being truthful when he stated he never engaged in any sexual contact with the minor. As the Detectives’ investigation went further into the case, both the Detective and the Prosecutor agreed to Dismiss the charges and not bring them back up for re-filing. If Mr. B had been convicted of all of the charges, he would have spent the rest of his life in prison, due to the fact that these crimes were Dangerous Crimes Against Children (DCAC).