Stephen Hand of Buckeye Arrested in Sex Attack on Helpless, Mentally Disabled Man

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Stephen Hand, 26, of Buckey, was arrested yesterday on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old mentally disabled man.

A Buckeye woman came home on Wednesday to a shocking sight: A man she knew was performing oral sex on her mentally disabled, 19-year-old son.

Her son is too severely disabled to speak or give consent to sexual activity, court records state. The woman called 9-1-1- after the 26-year-old suspect, Stephen Hand, who's been known to the family for 10 years, left the house.

Detectives with the Maricopa County Sheriff's office tried to interview the victim, but he couldn't give a statement. The next day, deputies listened in as the victim's sister called Hand.

He admitted to the oral contact, records state.



Deputies arrested Hand at his mother's Buckeye home, where he lives, and booked him into jail.

The victim's family told police they fear Hand because of unspecified "past incidents" and they're worried he might try to retaliate "or try to negatively influence the victim."

Police seek one count of felony sexual assault against Hand.
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Pauline
Pauline

Omlsted has a position waiting for this guy at Prince of Peace, he work well with Fr. David Ostler who will show him a few new ways on how to take on the aLter staff. Pauline

Lifeseekers
Lifeseekers

. I don't believe the 19 year old man is as severely disabled as his mom is making out. The mom shouldn't be leaving a severely disabled man that cant communicate home alone, sounds like she is either lying or she should be turned over to adult protective services. The victim's family told police they fear Hand because of unspecified "past incidents" and they're worried he might try to retaliate "or try to negatively influence the victim."  The family wasn't to concerned to leave him home alone.

Carl Toersbijns
Carl Toersbijns

Police seek one count of felony sexual assault against Hand. - what is wrong with this picture Mr. Bill Montgomery.. are we now saying its okay to attack the mentally ill and lessen the consequences?? one felony count or are you still investigating for more statutory violations on an SMI that needs society's protection from these predators who will never stop this kind of behavior or sickness as I call it.. Protect our kids from these offenders that are sexually motivated to commit crimes today and in the future.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

I guess this will be a win for the perp. He will find all the willing participants he can handle when he is convicted and in stir. He won't have to assault a severely disabled person.

Sick guy, he is...

BostankyKanky
BostankyKanky

God, we people are sick ass bunch. Every day, there is some shit and it just seems to get worse.

John
John

Prison as his only sentence. Let him enter with his crime written on cardboard hung around his neck. He should last, oh, about a week.

Carl Toersbijns
Carl Toersbijns

This is where the County Attorney Bill Montgomery  should throw the book at this sex predator as his victim [or any victim in that matter] was mentally ill and unable to protect himself. The laws are on the books and we need to protect our children from this kind of abuse, and sexual assaults.

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