Pictures from AZ State Senator Tony Navarrete’s Instagram
He was just arrested for child molestation pic.twitter.com/MnUgcviCza
— Jewish Deplorable (@TrumpJew2) August 6, 2021
The alleged molestation occurred in 2019, according to investigators, and Navarette is actually being charged with three counts of sexual conduct with a minor and one count of molestation of a child.
Responding to the arrest, Senate Democrats released a statement, saying, “We are deeply disturbed by what we’ve learned from recent media reports about the arrest of Senator Tony Navarrete. These allegations and arrest are serious and deeply troubling.”
It’s been a bad week for the state senator. On Tuesday, Navarrete tested positive for Covid-19 despite being fully vaccinated.
#BREAKING AZ dem state senator Tony Navarette was arrested tonight. A legislative and police source confirm to @FOX10Phoenix. Police received a report of alleged sexual conduct with a minor back in 2019. He was just in the news after announcing he tested positive for Covid. pic.twitter.com/4ytikpJGtp
— Ellen McNamara (@Fox10Ellen) August 6, 2021
Governor Doug Ducey
“Sen. Navarrete should resign immediately. These allegations are abhorrent. My prayers are with the young victims and their loved ones during this traumatic time.”
Secretary of State Katie Hobbs
“These are incredibly disturbing allegations. Senator Navarrete should resign immediately.”
Superintendent Kathy Hoffman
“These are deeply disturbing charges, and while everyone is innocent until proven guilty, Senator Navarrete needs to resign. We must hold our elected leaders to the highest standards.”
Given the nature of the charges against Sen. Navarrete, it would be in best interests of his constituents for him to resign from the state senate. He is presumed innocent of the charges but the best interests of the district the represents must come first.
— Rep. Diego Rodriguez (@Diego4Justice) August 6, 2021