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Simcox Molestation Trial Stayed by High Court Till April 29 Hearing

The trial of ex-Minuteman leader Chris Simcox on allegations that he molested two young girls in 2013 was put on hold Thursday by an Arizona Supreme Court Justice, at least till the end of this month.

At issue is whether the 54 year-old Simcox, who is representing himself, will be able to personally cross-examine two alleged child victims, ages 7 and 8, as well as another child, age 7, who will testify as a witness for the prosecution and who claims Simcox bribed her with candy to see her genitals.

Responding to an emergency petition filed on behalf of the mother of one of the victims, Justice John Pelander held a telephonic hearing Thursday afternoon with the involved parties, and summarily granted a stay.

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