Sex Crimes Bureau

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.

Report the Crime

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 (PDF) addresses what to do after an assault and where to get assistance; the Sex Offender Notification for Neighborhoods and Communities brochure (PDF) discusses Arizona's sex offender notification system.