Bill Montgomery's Ex-Ally Chris Simcox May Score Plea Deal in Child Molestation Case
The prosecution's witness list includes Simcox's former wife Deborah Crews, who has backed up allegations that Simcox molested his then 14 year-old daughter in 1998, as well as the daughter herself, now an adult.
Phoenix Police detectives recently contacted Simcox's adult daughter, who repeated the allegations against Simcox, telling detectives that he rubbed her vaginal area on more than one occasion, was physically abusive toward her and her brother, and "did drugs and drank during her stay with him."
Her description of Simcox's sexual abuse is echoed somewhat in the forensic interviews done with the two young girls who are Simcox's current accusers.
One of Simcox's young daughters with his ex-wife Alena has alleged that Simcox molested her while she was in the shower with her sister, who is about the same age.
"She was in the shower with her sister during the incident," reads the probable cause statement on file with the court. "She stated she was getting out of the shower when her dad snuck up on her. She stated that it always burns when she pees when she comes back from her dad's house."
Simcox allegedly showed his other victim pornographic films on his computer, molesting her as they watched together.
"The victim states that these movies give her bad nightmares," states the probable cause narrative.
I have yet to find any indication that Phoenix detectives seized Simcox's computer, a possible treasure trove of evidence for an investigator.
The upper middle class apartment complex on the border of Phoenix and Scottsdale where Simcox lived is full of families and children.
According to paperwork filed by Simcox in family court on June 17, two days before his arrest, Simcox claimed to have been granted more parenting time with his two daughters. Alena was allowing him to home-school the pair, Simcox told the court.
Subsequent hearings in the matter were rendered moot by Simcox's arrest.
An irony of Simcox's current situation is that his minuteman movement was once supported by Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.
Both the website for Simcox's now-defunct Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, and the morgue of the Tucson Citizen newspaper indicate that Montgomery participated in an "Arizona Operation Block Watch Kick-Off Rally" in 2006, when he was running as the Republican nominee for state Attorney General.
One of the photos on MCDC's site shows Montgomery speaking at the event. Other speakers included Simcox, GOP congressional candidate Randy Graf, Michelle Dallacroce from Mothers Against Illegal Aliens, and someone from the national nativist organization Federation for American Immigration Reform.
Montgomery may have gone on minuteman patrols, as well.