Man Sentenced to 33 Years for Sex Crime
A former Phoenix Parks and Recreation employee has been sentenced by a Maricopa County Superior Court judge to 33 years in prison as well as lifetime probation for sex crimes. According to reports, in April 2013 Arthur Rey Juarez, 44, was charged with a range of crimes including one count of sexual conduct with a minor, two counts of sexual abuse, three counts of molestation of a child and one count of attempt to commit molestation of a child. These charges surrounded his involvement with three individual boys. At the time of the incidents, the boys were 13, 14 and 15 years old. These incidents allegedly took place from 1995 to 1998. Rather than accepting a plea deal, Juarez opted to go to trial. This plea deal would have had him serve 10-to-17 years for all the counts, instead of the presumptive sentence of 23 years. So far, Juarez has been found guilty by a jury of one count of attempt to commit molestation of a child, sexual conduct with a minor and molestation of a child. Juarez was found not guilty for the other charges involving the 14 and 15-year-old boys. As a result of the verdict, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Pamela Svodoba has ordered that Juarez serve 15 years in prison for one count of molestation of a child and a consecutive 18-year term for sexual conduct with a minor. When he is released, Juarez will be registered as a sex offender. He will spend the rest of his life on probation.
Building a Defense Against Sex Crimes
Child molestation charges are some of the most serious an individual can face. Being found guilty of such a crime will almost certainly result in extensive jail time and heavy fines. You could also face a civil lawsuit. Even those who are innocent of the crime can find their lives turned upside down from the charges alone. If you are facing a child molestation charge, you must act quickly and call the criminal defense team at Oswalt Law Group in Phoenix. Our team has extensive experience with criminal defense, from minor charges like a first-time DUI to serious charges like child molestation. If you are facing criminal charges involving a child, act quickly and call the Oswalt Law Group to begin building your best defense. This is a serious situation that must be met head-on to ensure you have the best chance for a positive outcome.