Each of the children was forensically interviewed by police at the nonprofit anti-child abuse foundation Childhelp, according to a probable-cause statement authored by a Phoenix police officer on file with the court.

One child described Simcox's showing her on his computer movies in which "the boy puts his private inside the girl's private."

The child described Simcox molesting her over her clothes, "going back and forth on her private . . . with his hand."

Another victim says Simcox bribed her with candy to show him her underwear and her genitals. (Charges related to this victim apparently have been dropped.)

Simcox's child said her father put his finger inside her vagina while she was showering with her sister.

When police confronted Simcox, he denied the children's accusations, saying he believed they were "coming from his ex-wife."

But parents of two of the victims did not know Alena. And her child was not the first to report the abuse. Rather it was a playmate of one of Simcox and Alena's children.

"Christopher mentioned that he is very careful in regards to being around the kids," reads the probable-cause statement. "He doesn't even let his daughters shower at his house."

This is not the first time Simcox faced such allegations. In 2005, the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report revealed allegations of sexual abuse by the daughter of his first ex-wife. (Simcox has three former spouses.)

After reading the allegations online, Phoenix police contacted Simcox's now-adult daughter, who repeated the allegations against her father, alleging that he molested her on two occasions during visits to see him in Los Angeles when she was 14.

One of the incidents she described involved Simcox's giving the girl a back rub that led to his rubbing "the outside of her vaginal area for about 10 seconds," before she overcame her shock and yelled at him to stop.

Simcox said he was sorry and "not to tell anyone about this," the daughter reported. She said he had been "drunk on red wine" when the molestation occurred.

She claimed her dad "did drugs and drank" during her stay at his home. And she accused him of physically abusing her and her brother.

Her brother was "manhandled and punched and slapped in the face," she said. And her father grabbed her by the throat, she said, one time elbowing her and breaking her nose.

Simcox told Phoenix cops that the allegations were investigated at the time by the Los Angeles Police Department and that his daughter recanted.

Unmentioned in the PPD's probable-cause statement are the allegations by Simcox's second ex-wife, Kim Dunbar.

When called a racist because of his anti-immigration antics, Simcox sometimes defended himself by pointing out that his second ex-wife is African-American and their son together is biracial.

But Dunbar, too, had complaints against Simcox, first reported in the 2005 Intelligence Report article by former New Times staff writers Susy Buchanan and David Holthouse.

Holthouse and Buchanan obtained the Dunbar-Simcox divorce paperwork, wherein Dunbar discussed abusive behavior by Simcox that sounds eerily familiar to Alena's allegations.

"He once took a knife and threatened to kill himself," Dunbar testified during their divorce proceedings. "When he was angry, he broke furniture, car windows; he banged his head against the wall repeatedly and punched things."

And people. Dunbar said Simcox once slapped their 4-year-old son so hard that a mark remained on the child's face for two days.

Dunbar asked Simcox to seek mental-health treatment, but he refused and she divorced him.

Simcox always said allegations of physical and sexual abuse were not true and that he never was charged with a crime.

Even regarding the current charges against him, Simcox remains defiant, pleading not guilty to all counts. (Simcox refused New Times' request for a jailhouse interview.)

And when, during a recent hearing, prosecutor Yigael Cohen told the judge there was a plea deal on the table, Simcox shook his head no, suggesting that he would rather force a trial that would require his young accusers to take the stand.


Chris Simcox is a convicted liar.

In 2004, he was found guilty of knowingly carrying a weapon a year earlier onto the Coronado National Memorial, a national park in southeast Arizona on the United States-Mexico border.

At the time, carrying a weapon on National Park Service property was illegal, and concealed on Simcox's person was his .45-caliber Firestorm pistol.

Two other men were with Simcox when he was stopped by park ranger Deborah Girard. Simcox identified himself as a member of Civil Homeland Defense, a group he founded and which preceded both the 2005 Minuteman Project and his own Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, which he created that same year.

According to a pre-sentencing report for Simcox, Girard asked the men whether they were patrolling for illegal immigrants and whether they had a permit to operate on federal land.

Simcox replied that they merely were "taking a walk" though Girard noted Simcox had a two-way radio and a GPS on him. She noticed something protruding from Simcox's waistband and asked if he was armed.

Three times she asked, and three times Simcox denied he had a gun.

"No, I'm not carrying a weapon," Simcox replied, snidely. "We're in the Coronado National Forest, aren't we?"

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DNichols
DNichols

@Jimigilchrist;

This Great Nation of Immigrants doesn't need Racist Vigilantees Idiots patroling our Borders Period!

This should be the Sole Responsibility of our Government.

No one should be  killed in the Desert by Sick Vigilantee Whacko's. (Example Eloy Arizona.)

Simcox is a Sick Child Molesting Bastard that Molested his own Child Daughter,among other Children.

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery should be charged with Shielding this Peice of Child Molesting Trash because they are Border Dating/Patrolling Life Buds!

You Idiots and your Racism/Hate have not only Crashed America Economically since January 2008 and the start of the I.C.E. Deportation/Incarceration Programs, You have caused a resurgence of Racism, and Hatred worse than in the 1960's

Why don't you worthless Idiots find a new hobby, just not Child Molesting?!

To: Good, and Brotherhood, not Racism/Hate.

jimgilchrist
jimgilchrist

This article is one of the more credible pieces of propaganda written by a Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) minion.  The author did a reasonably good job putting this story together, and appears to have a higher-than-normal caliber of journalistic instinct and talent.  However, to rely on information from David Holthouse for some sources of his information puts the veracity of the author's writings at risk.  

Holthouse is a pulp-fiction writer who has seldom written anything truthful or factual about me or the Minuteman Project.  He just plagiarizes what other incompetent journalists (propagandists) have written without serious verification of its content.

Other than including references to poorly skilled journalists like Holthouse, this article ranks as one of the seemingly more objective ones about Simcox's unfortunate alleged past, in my opinion.

Insofar as the minuteman movement's presence, it is very much alive and well, but still needs to rid itself of some of the eccentric, counter productive zealots who still remain within its ranks.  While the actions of people like Simcox and Forde have brought negative publicity to the immigration law enforcement advocacy movement in general, it is but a remote cause for the movement's lack of mojo during the past few years.  

Rabid infighting among immigration activists on my side of the debate is the real source of the movement's slowdown.  My organization has even had to successfully sue members of the movement to prevent them from seizing, exploiting and plundering the movement for their own apparent sinister motives.  The consequences of infighting is that it is difficult to garner serious attention and support from politicians and the electorate because what use to be a debate over an "issue" becomes an ongoing rhetorical donnybrook among persons who used to be cooperative allies.  No one wants to go to a party if they think a hockey game is going to break out.

Jim Gilchrist, President and Founder, The MinutemanProject

-a multiethnic immigration law enforcement advocacy group-


ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Pure evil, the force that drives the state of Arizona to the detriment of its people.

lardosardo
lardosardo

Well now OK that makes a lot of sense dude.


www.AnonWorkz.tk

papahutch2000
papahutch2000

Hardy har har har.  I hope someone asks him what he knows about the murder of rancher Rob Krenz.  It had to have been done by some minute man nutso.  Rob was well-armed. They didn't like each other.  Does anyone still care? i DO

DNichols
DNichols

In the photo of the "Bigot League" Arpaio seems to be the smallest Midget of a Bitch in the group?

Looks like he is pissed off at the World for being a short little Bastard?

And the Woman that Half Minute Man Simcox has his hand on appears to be Far older than the Pre-School girls he likes to date?!

Arizona's G.O.P.sure has some "Real Winners" in our Politics.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

Now what would you be saying if it were the Mexican flag instead?

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

Is that Crazy Al Garza on the extreme left (ironic)? The one that split off from Simcox in 2009 to form his own self-styled "patriots" group?

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Hey, I volunteer to stick the needle into that bitch Shawna Forde.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Photo of the "right-wing" clique, says it all. Where's MCAO Montgomery and Ducey? 

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Why really surprises me (but then again it shouldn't), is that Simcox had ANY support from the GOP and it's "leaders" in AZ.  I actually thought the GOP here was at least smart enough to distance themselves from a guy with a long history of being a real loose cannon and a nutjob.  But then again, they like Pearce and Arpaio.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Chris Simcox is disgusting, vile and atrocious.

I hope Simcox is convicted and he rots in hell for his crimes.

And two of the politicians in that photo have been booted from public service thanks to the people. The MCSO shurf needs to fall from grace the same way twice-disgraced, corrupt, narcissistic and mentally sick Pearce did and the way Candy Andy did....

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

@papahutch2000 

Ranch Rob Krenz has not been forgotten. The politicos used him to "kick-off" their campaigns and SB 1070.  Red flags all over the place. Look at the campaign materials of the day.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Robert, the Italian and Irish flags are similar to the Mexican flag.

You got something to say about Mexicans, Irish and Italians?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@robert_graham Deport all the folks that claim to be Irish and wear green and wave the Irish Flag on St Patty's Day!  And also deport all the Italians that get awards from Italian groups, like, for example, Joe Arpaio!


Isn't that right Jaffy?

DNichols
DNichols

@Robert Graham:

Is something wrong or illegal with a Mexican Flag?!

Do you have Hate issues with any other Flags of the World?

You are a Bigot.

A Bigot standing up for your "Child Molester " Hero.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

@WhoKnows  Not smart, just driven by hatred and bigotry, turning Arizona into a sinking dark hole.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

@MaskedMagician1967 

Pure evil, along with his enablers.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

@Robert_Grahamcracker He is a chicken-choking shit talker who loves to pose as  a bad ass with his computer keyboard, but who is in reality an abject coward and hypocrite. I offered repeatedly to take him on a tour of the border south of Bisbee but he never responded. 

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@Robert_Grahamcracker So, Jaffy got deported from AZ?  Maybe his buddy the Joker will serve the warrant on him anyway!

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

Many irish fought along side mexicans in the mexican american war...againts the United States..take a good look at ex mexican president fox...

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Truth, I fully believe that if we can find a person who is sane, and we work our asses off to raise money, elevate the person's profile, etc. I think we will have someone who is willing to take on the narcissistic old man and put his ass out to pasture.

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

         I have a little irish in me...and proud of it...

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Eric, I think it's because his profile wasn't elevated enough. Plus we really didn't work to get him known to the community.

As I've been saying, let's find a person who is willing to take on the narcissistic old man and work our asses off. We have 3 years before the narcissistic old man is due for a job renewal. Let's use that time to our advantage.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

@MaskedMagician1967 Well, we surely could have pulled it off if Paul Penzone had stepped up and run against the shurf. Why he didn't is a mystery to me.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

@MaskedMagician1967 Jaffy still has a soft spot for AZ. He still posts his bs. If he has really left the area you'd think he'd latch onto some other demagogue.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Mr. Grahamcracker, if I remember correctly little Robert HATES California. He claims the state is too liberal for him.

Are you sure he lives in Fresno? Personally I would think he'd live in a more politically conservative state like Alabama or Mississippi?

 
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