Former leader of the Minuteman border vigilante group and Fox News favorite, Chris Simcox, was sentenced Monday to 19.5 years in prison for molesting two little girls under the age of 10 years old.
Fox News devoted a lot of airtime to the now convicted child molester during a time when he was rallying (unsuccessfully) to unseat Senator John McCain due to his “lenience” when it came to immigration policy. In the segments that Simcox participated in on Fox News he claimed that people were excited about his campaign and donating generously. He also enjoyed talking about his time as an elementary school teacher, which is absolutely horrifying, in hindsight, considering that he’s now a convicted child molester.
Monday in Phoenix Chris Simcox was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for his crimes:
‘Chris Simcox, the former leader of the Minuteman border vigilante group, was sentenced to 19.5 years in prison Monday, bringing an end to a sex-abuse case involving two girls under 10.
A Maricopa County Superior Court jury found Simcox, 55, guilty last month on two counts of child molestation and one count of furnishing obscene material to a minor after a three-week trial.’
In a decidedly poor decision Simcox chose to represent himself at trial and wanted to interrogate the girls, now ages 9 years old and 10 years old. Despite the fact that he’s been so vocal, proposing conspiracies against him, Simcox chose not to address the court at Monday’s sentencing.
According to the prosecutor in the case:
‘He is not to be trusted within society. He is not to be trusted with children… He should be kept away from children for as long as possible.’
Even Simcox ex-wife said that she thought he was a “dangerous predator.” The child he was convicted of molesting was a close friend of the couple’s two young daughters.
Chris Simcox isn’t the only member of the Arizona militia to reveal their true colors. He joins a list of creeps who’ve done everything from molestation to murder.
Here’s a jailhouse interview from AZ Central in which Simcox explained his defense strategy, maintaining that he was innocent:
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