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Sources Say Sheriff Arpaio Botched Sex Crime Cases

December 05, 2011  | 

More than 400 sex-crime cases reported to Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office during a three year period were inadequately investigated, police sources told the Associated Press.

In some instances the cases from the period ending in 2007 weren't investigated at all. Here's an excerpt:

In El Mirage alone, where Arpaio's office was providing contract police services, officials discovered at least 32 reported child molestations - with victims as young as 2 years old - where the sheriff's office failed to follow through, even though suspects were known in all but six cases.

Many of the victims, said a retired El Mirage police official who reviewed the files, were children of illegal immigrants.

In response to the allegations, Sheriff Arpaio has launched an internal probe into the matter.

Comments (4)

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Badshot @ 12/5/2011 9:07 PM

THEY have to find a way to bring Sheriff Joe down.... He is not PC and too popular! Did he personally investigate all those cases? I think not.

Kilrbc @ 12/6/2011 6:42 AM

Ending in 2007 and just now reporting it? Over 4 years ago and now it becomes an issue. Now that needs to be investigated...

We need more Arpaio's to help stop the "little guys" from committing crimes.

Fed Cop @ 12/7/2011 6:52 AM

The PC crowd don't like him becuase he puts people in jail, and makes it uncomfortable for them while there. So the best way to discredit him is to allege he's a bad cop. The next thing they're going to say is HE covered everything up.

Tom Ret @ 12/7/2011 8:23 AM

Who are the police sources that allege this is accurate information concerning the Sheriff?

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