Image: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Edgar Garcia, 32, was booked into jail on Wednesday on suspicion of molesting and raping his step-daughters over a 12-year period.
Two brave women, aged 16 and 20, showed up at the Mesa Police Station on October 30 with a shocking tale: They'd been sexually abused by their stepfather, Edgar Garcia, for the past 12 years.
They told of a series of rapes and molestations that began when the 20-year-old was "8 or 9," and the younger sister was 4. Garcia, now 32, would have been 20 during the first incidents. They described being forced to submit to intercourse, oral sex, and unwanted touching at various times over the years.
On Tuesday, following extensive police interviews, the 16-year-old made a "confrontation call" with Garcia, now 32. Garcia admitted to having sex with both girls, telling the teen "he was sorry and that he was being stupid," court documents say.
Mesa police arrested him on Wednesday at his home near Broadway and Sossaman roads.