Arizona State Sen. Tony Navarrete, accused of child sex crimes was released on bond after being arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexual conduct with a minor.
Bond was set for the Arizona lawmaker at $50,000 and posted on Saturday morning.
Navarrete, 35, was charged with three counts of sexual conduct with a minor (class 2 felony), two counts of sexual conduct with a minor (class 6 felony), one count of attempted sexual conduct with a minor and one count of molestation of a child.
The Phoenix Police Department arrested the state Senator on probable cause after interviewing the juvenile victim and witnesses. The alleged crimes occurred in 2019 with a child who said he was 12 or 13 at the time, according to a probable cause statement.
Both Republican and Democrat state leaders, including Gov. Doug Ducey have called on Navarrete to resign due to the allegations. Navarrete is in his second term as a senator in District 30, which encompasses parts of Phoenix and Glendale. Prior to that, he served one term in the House.
His next court appearance will be a status conference Thursday at 10:30 a.m. before a preliminary hearing Aug. 16 at 10:30 a.m.