Former lawmaker Tony Navarrete was indicted Thursday on seven counts related to allegations of child sex crimes that allegedly occurred in 2019.
Navarrete was indicted on the following counts:
-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
-One count of molestation of a child
An arraignment hearing for Navarrete is set for Friday in Maricopa County Superior Court.
Former Arizona State Senator Navarrete, 35, was arrested Aug. 5 after the Phoenix Police Department said it had probable cause to take Navarrete, 35, into custody after interviewing a 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.
He did not enter a plea during an initial court appearance on Aug. 6 where a prosecutor said he faced a mandatory minimum sentence of 49 years in prison if convicted of all charges.
Navarrete was released Aug. 7 after posting bond, which had been set at $50,000.
On Aug. 10, he resigned from his position as a senator in District 30, which covers parts of Phoenix and Glendale
Prior to serving in the state Senate, he served one term in the House.