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Arizona Appeals Court Denies Stay of Trial in Alleged Minuteman Child Molester Case

A three-judge panel of the Arizona Court of Appeals has declined to halt a pending trial, where accused child molester and ex-Minuteman leader Chris Simcox will be allowed to cross-examine his alleged child victims.

After a telephonic hearing held Monday, Judges Margaret Downie, Patricia Norris and Randall Howe refused to reverse a trial court's decision to let Simcox, who is representing himself, directly interrogate two girl victims, ages 7 and 8, one of whom is Simcox's daughter.

A third girl, age 7, is expected to testify as a witness. She alleges Simcox bribed her with candy to see her genitals.

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
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