Joe Arpaio Makes Moolah Off Botched Sex Crimes Investigations, and More Sex Crimes May Be Outstanding

It's been speculated that the report clears Seagraves of wrongdoing, and blames the bungling on a lack of manpower for the SVU and on fired, former Chief Deputy David Hendershott, who ordered the investigation terminated in 2009 so Seagraves and the guy doing the investigation, Lt. Bruce Tucker, could spend their time on the politically-charged investigation into former County Schools Superintendent Sandra Dowling.

Essentially, the investigation of sex crimes was way low on the totem pole over at the MCSO. The pet projects of the sheriff, like pursuing his political enemies through the so called Maricopa Anti-Corruption Effort, or MACE, and hunting illegal aliens through sweeps and employer raids, took priority.

There was also the MCSO's program of "training" cops in Honduras, which also taxed the SVU unit.

Hell, back in August, I reported on how one MCSO investigator was ordered to do a mortgage fraud investigation instead of work a sex crimes case that is now the subject of a $30 million claim on the county.

And according to one well-placed source, the MCSO recently unearthed a cache of uninvestigated sex crimes dating as far back as 2002.

My source indicates that a couple of bankers boxes, with anywhere from 60 to 90 old, unworked sex crimes cases, have been discovered by the MCSO. About a month or so ago, the MCSO began assigning the cases to detectives, including detectives who lack the proper training to investigate such crimes.

Detectives used to handling fraud and arson cases are now investigating these old sex crimes, I'm told.

One story kicking around the MCSO is that one woman contacted for such an investigation told a detective where to go, as she lost her children to CPS because the MCSO had previously denied the existence to CPS of a sex crimes report filed by the mom.

The possibility of a new round of old sex crimes cases is not surprising, considering the agency involved.

Initially, when I asked the MCSO for all documents regarding these recently discovered cases, they replied that there were no responsive documents matching my request.

Later, I obtained a list of old department report numbers which may be related to this cache of sex crimes. I've asked MCSO for all docs regarding these DRs, and have yet to receive a reply.

(I also asked the MCSO for comment on the cache, and have received no reply.)

In any case, ask yourselves, why wasn't this report released before the November election?

The answer is obvious, and it adds more fuel for the recall of Arpaio being spearheaded by the group Respect Arizona.

Those who want to whine about there just having been an election, should consider these victims left unavenged, and the mockery Arpaio makes of protecting children with stunts such as his faux Columbine, held over the weekend in Fountain Hills, coordinated by overweight B-movie has-been Steven Seagal.


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sammi.briggs101
sammi.briggs101

I was sexually abused from 3rd to 5th grade and sexually assaulted in 9th grade...I've reported it to the police both times and nothing was done the first time, and I was threatened to be charged with "sexting" even though I was forced to do so. Both cases had damning physical and psychological evicence. I'm almost 18 now, and for the rest of my life I will live in fear. The perpetrator from the first incident saw me at H&M in Scottsdale, and pushed me into multiple racks of clotheing and called me a whore. I guess...I mean there's obviously nothing I can do but does anyone know of any support groups or other people to talk to that went through the same thing? Or would it be possible to organize a protest at all? Thank you New Times, and the New Times community.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

DESPICABLE!!!, FUCKING CORRUPT POS, so now He is not responsible for those 400+ cases when in fact all the time he calls the press to say that he is the one in Charge. After 5 years; now Him and His Cartel are releasing something that probably was REDACTED AND EDITED anew to make it look that he is not responsible of anything.... is just as the MUNELL MEMO, which I think it was created for that sole purpose also, You know, at that time with $100,000 000 in His pocket, it might've been eazy to "persuade" the ones that took the fall for Him.

And now on top of all this buulshit the Mother  Fucker has the nerve to ask for money to be paid to get something that is Public Records and should not have to be charged any ammount of money to obtain them. what a CORRUPT POS Him and His Cartel are.

Amy Parker
Amy Parker

@Gregory....cause then there wouldn't be "anything to bring up".

Peter Fullmer
Peter Fullmer

If I was rich, I'd buy it all and share copies with everyone for free. People need to know the truth about this guy.

Melayne T. Mills
Melayne T. Mills

These are public records- there is usually a minimal copy fee on all public records, but certainly not $5k!!! What a bunch of crap he's getting away with!!

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

for the people who feel this is a stale topic because it happened over 5 years ago, so we should drop it.......Joe chases after illegal immigrants who have been here for years right?  should he ignore them because they came here years ago?  No???    well then we shouldnt ignore those sex crimes either, and neither should Joe. he has had over 5 years to deal with them, he should do his damn job

Gary O'Brien
Gary O'Brien

Keep digging. Keep pushing. The information needed to push this toad out of office is there.

Chris Rasmussen
Chris Rasmussen

Lame. Can't you guys come up with a real news story?

Mo Sberg
Mo Sberg

If the pope can get away with this type of affinity...so can Joe.....unfortunately. The only Justice for Jokey The Clown is for him to wind up spending the rest of his life in pink undies in his own tent city.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

so after over 5 years, Joe has still not even spent as much time investigating these sex crimes as they have training the posse for dealing with a armed individual at the schools.....and that was only 3-4 hours. and the same was accomplished in both cases....NOTHING PRODUCTIVE

studentsxarpaio
studentsxarpaio

If anyone who is a resident of Maricopa county is interested in signing a recall petition, or getting involved in the state recall effort, organized by the same group who successfully recalled Sen. Russel Pearce, please contact us at studentsxarpaio@gmail.com


eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

In Maricopa County's war on crime, the dedicated detectives of Joe's Special Victims Unit investigate sexually-based offenses that are among most heinous. These are their stories. Hah-hah, joke!

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

maybe Seagal could solve the cases? if he believes 3 hours of training makes people ready to take on armed gunman, well then him getting turned down for a role as a detective surely has to make him completely qualified to solve crime

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

and now we know how Joe is trying to raise money to fight a recall.

DNichols
DNichols

Arpaio is Arizona's Jerry Sandusky.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Once again the Flaccid Failure is dodging his responsibility to the public while profiting from victims' suffering.

This recall best work and the Old Fool needs and deserves to be booted.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

So get together with the broadcast news and the print media and come up with a deal to split it 6 or 7 ways and then everyone who participates gets a copy.  And then each entity that participates can also put it up on their website so the rest of us have complete access.  What better way to beat them at their own game would there be than to buy ONE copy and then put the whole thing on the web so everyone who wants to can read the whole sordid thing for free.

david_saint01
david_saint01

Stephen, let me get this right..they want to charge 50 cents for each page scanned? Have they said where thats going? One could surmise thats extortion...MCSO didnt pay for those reports to be made, the tax payers did. 

david_saint01
david_saint01

people treat the legacy of Joe Paterno as if its dirt now, merely because of a speculative report about how he didnt act when confronted with the issue (i think that bastard Freehs report is full of shit, but i digress..)..However by contrast, some people still love joe and refuse to accept OBVIOUS FACTS that he actually did ignore hundreds of cases of kids being abused! Anyone wanting to know whats wrong with our state, only need to examine that contrast...

sammi.briggs101
sammi.briggs101

Please read my top comment, people like you Gregory sicken me

azweasel
azweasel

@Gregory Jacklin

like what, break up families ?? Murder inmates ? Steal from the taxpayers ??

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy

IF there were any victims, I apologize to those victims.

This says it all about our cynical shurf.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@PosersSuck The report was just released TODAY.  Can you not read?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@studentsxarpaio The recall site, www.recallarpaio.com, might be a better choose   You can even print a petition, sign it, and mail it it.

Nothing personal, but we have no idea who you are.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy Yes. All those geezers will fall like flies. There's no way even Arpayaso will deploy those senile old fools to take out a shooter who's ready for anything.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy It does seem that SeaGULL has direct experience with sex crimes, though, based on what got him kicked out by the sheriff in Louisiana.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

@DNichols My gawd, you're right. Joe fiddles while Arizona's most vulnerable are suffering abuse.

teknik
teknik

@DNichols That is a great analogy!


it's true they just look right past his disgusting parts and gloat about the star they somehow  find inside of their imaginations.

david_saint01
david_saint01

@JohnQ.Public lol not like its going to be hard to figure out what it says.."everyone is to blame BUT arpaio"..

MotherJones
MotherJones

@david_saint01 I think he means 50 cents for each page copied. If u bring your own scanner, it's free, but you'll have to scan 10,000 pages in one or two hours, piece of cake!

WhatsupAZ
WhatsupAZ

@ConcernedCitizenAZ how I wish  my poor innocent loved one had read your comments before settling there about 7 years ago. He was a law abiding citizen with no run ins with the law....now serving 30 years with no parole. If only we knew....

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@WhoKnows  for those who missed it.....you evidently won that argument (and rather quickly too)

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@eric.nelson745 there is more attention in negative attention than positive attention. so that tells me that Joe will send them running face first into the bullets and go to sleep happy knowing there will be a press conference in the morning. and Seagal will be right next to him (after trying to make them think 3 hours of training would have prepared them for something that takes professionals years to learn)

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