Payson Man Accused of Child Molestation; Did We Mention He's 94-Years-Old?

A Payson man, born the same year the United States entered World War I, has been arrested for allegedly molesting several children in a Payson trailer park, Payson Police Chief Donald Engler tells New Times.

Dale Warren Graham, 94, (his booking photo's priceless -- check it out after the jump) was arrested last week for allegedly touching at least two children inappropriately, and police are concerned there may be more victims.

Engler says a citizen called police concerned that Graham was molesting kids in the neighborhood, which prompted a three-week police investigation ending in Graham's arrest.

The trailer park where Graham lives, Engler says, is full of kids, and the old coot would apparently walk around the neighborhood, befriend them, and molest them near his trailer.

Engler wouldn't say what exactly Graham was doing to the children, but says he didn't have sex with any of them, just imappropriately touched them.

Graham, according to Engler, does not appear to suffer from dementia.

Herbert the Pervert from the TV show Family Guy may or may not have been Graham's inspiration. Check out a clip below.


Because of the number of children who live near Graham, Engler says there could be more victims and asks anyone with information contact Detective Michael Varga at (928)474-5177 ext. 271.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.