REPORT: Republican Representative Repeatedly Paid Children for Sex

  • 2019-04-01
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
REPORT: Republican Representative Repeatedly Paid Children for Sex
Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]
Arizona Rep. David Stringer has resigned after refusing to cooperate with the state ethics committee after documents revealed the state representative reportedly paid two children for sex on numerous occasions. 

Per Law&Crime:
 

According to the Arizona Republic, Stringer was arrested in Baltimore in September 1983. A police report alleged that Stringer met a boy and his friend–both of whom were under the age of 15 at the time–in a park and propositioned them for sex sometime in 1982.

The police report also states that one of the boys Stringer is alleged to have paid for sex was developmentally disabled and that the Arizona Republican “should have reasonably known” about said disability. Additionally, one of the boys was 13 years old.

“(Name redacted) said that about a year ago he was in Patterson Park with a boy (name redacted) when a man stopped and asked if they wanted to go to his house and have some sex,” the report notes.

Each boy claimed to have both received oral sex from and to have performed oral sex on the long-serving Arizona Republican:


Shortly after, authorities arrested Stringer, charging him with eight counts of various sex crimes. The Republican accepted a plea deal including five years of supervised probation.

Investigators have struggled to find further details because a judge expunged Stringer's sentence and 1990 ruling ordered most court records destroyed.
 Source: AAN
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