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Chris Simcox Pleads Not Guilty to Child Molestation Charges

Chris Simcox, the erstwhile face of the minuteman movement, was not playing to the cameras Wednesday morning in Maricopa County Superior Court, as he stood before Judge Casey Newcomb and pleaded not guilty to six felony counts related to child molestation.

Rather, the one-time leader of Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and co-founder of the Minuteman Project, who has made countless appearances on Fox News and other outlets, was clearly unhappy at the sight of video and still photographers, there to catch the formality of Simcox's arraignment hearing.

Simcox's public defender sounded ready to concede when Judge Newcomb asked if there was any objection to the two media pool cameras present.

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