Ali Chitsaz -- Former Volunteer at Youth Center -- Pleads Not Guilty to Charges He Molested/Urinated On 6-Year-Old
A Scottsdale man who once was a volunteer with a Valley Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization was in a Maricopa County Superior Court this morning where he pleaded not guilty to charges that he molested/urinated on a 6-year-old boy.
Read our initial post on Ali Chitsaz here -- pretty sick stuff.
Chitsaz initially was charged with four counts of child molestation and one count of furnishing obscene materials to minors for allegedly molesting the boy on several occasions over several months.
The victim is the son of Chitsaz's girlfriend, whom he met on the dating website Match.com.
According to court records obtained by New Times, Chitsaz, 32, an employee at Chiropractic Leadership, and the boy's mother became so close that she would often spend the night at Chitsaz's Scottsdale condo -- and so would her son.
In late September, the boy told his mother Chitsaz was abusing him.
"Ali sucks my wiener," he told his mom.
On October 15 -- several weeks after the boy initially told his mother Chitsaz had abused him -- the boy and his mother were staying at Chitsaz's house when his mother went for a run, leaving the victim alone with Chitsaz.
Before she left, Chitsaz told her to leave her key in a drawer, which she found odd but did it anyway.
When she returned about 45 minutes later, she had to ring the doorbell and wait about five minutes to get into the condo because Chitsaz had locked the door. When he finally answered the door, Chitsaz's hair was wet, as though he'd just come out of the shower, and he was wearing nothing but shorts. The boy's hair also was wet and he'd changed into his soccer uniform.
The next day, the boy's then-suspicious mother told the victim she was bothered by what he'd said about Chitsaz a few weeks earlier and again wanted to know if it was true. Initially, the boy said he couldn't talk about it because he'd get in trouble because Chitsaz is "his boss." After refusing to talk about it out of fear of his "boss," the boy broke down and told his mother that what she suspected was true.
She called police the next morning.
Chitsaz currently is being held without bail at a Maricopa County jail. His next court appearance is scheduled for December 27.
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