The County Attorney’s nationally-recognized Sex Crimes Bureau is responsible for prosecuting cases involving sexual abuse of children and adults, child prostitution, child pornography and computer-related sex crimes. Recognizing the highly sensitive nature of these offenses, attorneys in the Sex Crimes Bureau have undergone specialized training to meet the unique physical and emotional needs of victims of all ages.
In addition, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office contracts with medical professionals to provide the most sensitive and efficient examination of abuse victims. These professionals are available on a 24-hour basis and their services allow victims to avoid waiting long periods of time to be examined.
Sadly, many sex crimes go unreported. The key to reducing these offenses is reporting them. If you or someone you know is the victim of sexual assault, help is available through six local advocacy centers listed below, each of which has trained crisis counselors who can guide victims through the reporting process.
The County Attorney’s Office also offers two downloadable brochures on sexual offenses. The Sexual Assault brochure addresses what to do after an assault and where to get assistance; the Sex Offender Notification for Neighborhoods and Communities brochure discusses Arizona’s sex offender notification system.
Jennifer Dempsey Receives 17-Year Sentence for Sexual Conduct With a Minor
A 35 year-old woman who posed as a teenager and had multiple separate sexual encounters with two underage males has been ordered to serve a term of 17 years in the Arizona Department of Correction.
Bryan Boesch Sentenced to 45 Years in Prison for Attempted Murder, Sexual Conduct with a Minor
A convicted felon on parole who tried to murder the parents of a minor he was having a sexual relationship with was sentenced by the Honorable Harriett Chavez today to a term of 45 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections.
James Brian Kummer Receives 60 Years to Life for Violent Sexual Attack
A violent sexual predator will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars for breaking into a woman’s apartment and violently attacking her in 2007.