35-year-old Tony Navarette, a “rising star” in the Arizona Democrat party, was arrested Thursday evening and charged with a felony described as “knowingly engaging in intercourse or oral sex with a minor.”
“Navarette was charged with three counts of sexual conduct with a minor, two counts of sexual conduct with a minor and one count of attempted sexual conduct with a minor and one count of molestation of a child” – KTAR News reported.
The minor victim was only 12 or 13 years old at the time the crimes occurred.
The crimes happened in 2019, but it was just reported to authorities on August 4th.
Navarette was released on $50,000 bond on Saturday.
Both Republicans and Democrats are calling for Navarette to resign.
Navarette will appear in court on Thursday before his preliminary hearing next week.