Cancer-Faker Guilty of Molesting Boy, Pastor Gets Prison for Molestation, and More

Welcome to Courthouse Update, a weekly rundown of goings-on at the Maricopa County Superior Court.

This week, a cancer-faker pleads guilty to molesting a boy, a former youth pastor gets prison for molesting a boy, two more child abusers have their day in court, and more:

  • Jennifer Dempsey pleads guilty to molestation charges

  • Jennifer Dempsey, a 35-year-old Phoenix resident, pleaded guilty to molestation of a child, attempted sexual conduct with a minor, and sexual conduct with a minor. According to Phoenix police, Dempsey, 35, lied about her age to teenage boys she had sex with, then lied about being pregnant, and for the past five years, she's been lying about having cancer. Detectives discovered that Dempsey had met a pair of teenage boys -- ages 14 and 16 -- on Facebook, and eventually had sex with them. She will be sentenced on October 22nd at 8:30am in front of Judge Pamela Svoboda.

    See also: Jennifer Dempsey's Accused of Lying About Her Age, Being Pregnant, and Having Cancer

Next page: Mother of dead child pleads guilty

  • Ambreatte Daniels pleads guilty to child abuse

  • Dani Mayo died at the age of 3 from injuries after suffering months of abuse at the hands of her step-father, 22-year-old Corey Daniels. Dani's final beating came in October 2011, when Daniels admittedly beat the girl because she didn't want to eat a hot dog. As her husband continuously beat her daughter, police say the girl's mother, Ambreatte Daniels, knew of the abuse, and even documented it with photos on her cell phone. Daniels pleaded guilty to a child-abuse charge. Her next court date is a status conference on November 21.

    See also: Ambreatte Daniels Arrested for Not Reporting Abuse

Next page: Youth minister going to prison

Next page: Father pleads not-guilty in child's death

Next page: Guilty plea in burning-body case

  • Daniel Griffith pleads guilty to murder

  • Glendale resident Daniel Griffith pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, concealment of a dead body, and fraudulent use of a credit card. Police said Griffith killed a man his wife was having an affair with, with his wife's assistance. Griffith burned the man's body in the desert, and used his credit cards to buy things for himself afterwards. Judge Rosa Mroz set sentencing for October 17 at 10:30 am.

    See also: Burned Body Found In Desert

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