Democrat State Senator Tony Navarrete is facing seven felony counts involving sexual misconduct with two young boys and 49 years behind bars at the minimum.
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.”
All of his Democratic colleagues have been sure to distance themselves and call for his resignation after the latest fiasco with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
One of the boys is now 16, but the sexual abuse allegedly began in 2019.
AZ Central reports on the phone call where Navarrete admits his guilt and apologizes to the boy.
In the recorded call, monitored by police, Navarrete, 35, acknowledged touching the victim’s penis and performing oral sex on the youth multiple times over several years, according to documents released by Maricopa County Superior Court.
Navarette told the youth he regretted his actions, knew they were wrong and repeatedly told the youth that the young man was not at fault for any of the interactions.
“Of course, I regret any bad actions that I did, absolutely wishing everything could be different. I’m sorry, mijo,” Navarrete was quoted as saying in the phone call. It appears he was not aware that police were listening in.
In the phone call, the victim, now age 16, confronted Navarrete, asking why he touched his penis. Navarrete told him he wasn’t well, records show. He repeatedly expressed regret for his actions, which reportedly occurred at Navarrete’s home and have caused anger and anxiety issues for the youth.
“Otoniel told him he is sorry he has to go through all this pain, not deserving it,” according to the narrative of the phone call.
The documents note another alleged incident where Navarette reached under the shorts and touched the upper thigh of another teenager, who swatted his hand away.
Police are recommending seven felony charges against Navarette involving four offenses:
- Three counts of sexual conduct with a minor and one count of molestation of a child, punishable as Class 2 felonies because the alleged victim was under age 15.
- Two counts of sexual conduct with a minor, punishable as Class 6 felonies because the alleged victim was age 15 or older.
- One count of attempted sexual conduct with a minor, punishable as a Class 3 felony.
The article fails to mention many details about the Senator which are important for voters to know.
Mike Cernovich sums it up in one Tweet.
Read the social media of accused pedophile @NavarreteAZ.
– Mandated masks for children
– Sex education for minors
– Opposed voting rights audit
– Friend if AOC / Mark Kelly
– Supported by Arizona Democrats
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) August 7, 2021
Previously, Navarette sponsored a bill that would require all schools in Arizona to teach sexual education instruction starting in Kindergarten. This bill would begin sexual education instruction with students as young as four years old.
The bill says:
A. All school districts with existing sex education curricula AND CHARTER SCHOOLS shall:
1. PROVIDE SEX EDUCATION INSTRUCTION THAT IS MEDICALLY ACCURATE AND AGE‑APPROPRIATE FOR PUPILS WHO ARE IN KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS AND GRADES ONE THROUGH TWELVE.
What a sicko!
His Twitter bio also says “Chair of Elections @NHCSL” (National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators).
This pervert needs to resign.