“Senate Democrats released a statement on Friday saying the allegations are “serious and deeply troubling,” based on what is in media reports. They said due process should run its course and that they will refrain from further comment until more details on the charges are released.”
when the arrest of a prominent state politician was made involving sexual misconduct allegations, his party’s members rushed to their closet and dug deep in their buried piles of discards to find their copy of the united states’ constitution. they dusted it off and took to it long enough to issue a short-lived statement about due process. they wrapped themselves in constitution as if it was an american flag and they had won an olympic gold medal.
it was reported an arizona state senator is “a democrat from phoenix, who was arrested on thursday and is accused of multiple counts of sexual conduct with a child, was released on a $50,000 bond saturday morning. [tony aka otoniel] navarrete is also accused of molestation with a minor.” azfamily.com
then, a huge problem….believe all children? believe the accused’s recorded admission?
suddenly, like an america’s cup captain seeing the winds blowing in another direction, they immediately ordered the sails to be adjusted.
it was a phone call which may have changed everything.
“believe all women” was the mantra in the past for the party officials. this, however, only applied to party enemies. thus, the wagons circled around mr. navarrete, however, in hopes that he could offer some legal defense position to the charges. “due process,” previously discarded, suddenly had utility when saving one of their own.
due process arguments were cut short by the worst thing imaginable. there was a recorded phone call. his party abandoned the now sinking ship. while mr. navarrete still has due process rights and may have legal defenses such as entrapment, his party no longer felt he should be afforded his day in court and presumption of innocence. they perceived his defense as no longer being buoyant.
per the criminal complaint, the accused had been recorded
ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 5TH 2021 AT 1448 HOURS, DURING AN AUDIO RECORDED ONE PARTY CONSENT CALL WITH THE VICTIM AND OTONIEL. THE VICTIM ASKED
OTONIEL IF HE REGRETS TOUCHING HIM. OTONIEL RESPONDED BY SAYING OF COURSE I REGRET ANY BAD ACTIONS THAT I DID, ABSOLUTELY WISHING EVERYTHING COULD BE DIFFERENT. IM SORRY MIJO. THE VICTIM ASKED OTONIEL WHY HE TOUCHED HIS PENIS. OTONIEL TOLD THE VICTIM HE WASNT WELL. OTONIEL TOLD THE VICTIM THAT NOTHING HE DID WAS HIS FAULT. OTONIEL SAID, HE IS REGRETFUL AND NOT HAPPY FOR HIS ACTIONS HAVING TO LIVE WITH THEM FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE. OTONIEL TOLD THE VICTIM HE IS SORRY HE HAS TO GO THROUGH ALL THIS PAIN, NOT DESERVING IT, TELLING THE VICTIM NOTHING IS HIS FAULT. OTONIEL TOLD THE VICTIM HE UNDERSTANDS HE DOES NOT HAVE THE SAME LEVEL OF TRUST FROM HIM ANYMORE. OTONIEL TOLD THE VICTIM HE DID NOT DESERVE IT. OTONIEL TOLD THE VICTIM IT SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED, WITH IT NOT BEING HIS FAULT, OR ANYTHING THAT HE DID. OTONIEL CONTINUED TO TELL THE VICTIM THAT NOTHING IS HIS FAULT.
the complaint notes that phone call was a one party consent call. a fair assumption is that the victim consented and not the accused. thus, an entrapment criminal defense could be argued to the “admission.”
the probable cause statement of the complaint also included other damning allegations:
ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4TH 2021, A SIXTEEN YEAR OLD MALE VICTIM REPORTED HE PREVIOUSLY RESIDED WITH A OTONIEL NAVARRETTE AT A RESIDENCE, LOCATED
IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA WITHIN MARICOPA COUNTY. THE VICTIM RECALLS WAKING UP TO
OTONIEL TOUCHING HIS PENIS. OTONIEL THEN PERFORMED ORAL SEX ON THE VICTIM BY
PLACING HIS MOUTH ON THE VICTIMS PENIS. THE VICTIM REPORTED THIS OCCURRED SEVERAL TIMES.
once the complaint was made public, it appears that us constitution, like an umbrella in los angeles after a brief shower, was simply placed back in the closet for another rainy day.
mr. navarette, with the filing of the criminal complaint concerning sexual abuse of children, had become low hanging fruit for his party. they can’t get far enough away from him fast enough. he is being prepared for sacrifice. perhaps, the sacrificial ashes will be used to avoid a far more controversial topic: pedophiles in the legislative branches of government.
mr. navarette as a lawmaker still has has the power to propose and get laws enacted. are pedophiles present in their branch pursuing an agenda to relax criminal laws protecting children? this question is not so crazy. a california state senator has promoted laws which would weaken protections for children.
perhaps it is time for those in the legislative branches of government to realize that there is a pro-pedophile agenda bring promoted. further, they must appreciate that such an agenda may be done on an incremental basis.
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