We've been waiting on pins and needles for word from the Maricopa County Superior Court about the outcome of the sentencing hearing for Susan Brock, the somewhat-estranged wife of Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock, who pleaded guilty to several sex-with-a-kid-related crimes about two months ago.
The hearing is going on right now, a court staffer tells New Times, but don't expect a decision today, as some local news outlets seem to be anticipating -- he says it's expected to last two days.
Brock faces a minimum sentence of seven years, a maximum sentence of 15 years, and a presumptive sentence of 10 years for carrying out a three-year sexual relationship with a teenage family friend, starting when the boy was only 14.
The details of the relationship include several portable sex toys, sex in a car, sex in a bathroom, sex at her mother's house, sex in the house she shared with her county supervisor husband, and most shocking, the boy also allegedly had sex with the Brocks' then-18-year-old daughter, Rachel.
Rachel Brock allegedly bedded the boy before her mother did, when he was only 13, and is accused of sending him videos of herself masturbating. As most 13-year-old boys would do, he apparently showed the masturbation video to his friends at school.
As for the county supervisor's involvement in his family's mess: it's unclear
Earlier this week, the Chandler Police Department conducted a search warrant to obtain a handwriting sample from Supervisor Brock.
Chandler Detective Frank Mendoza tells New Times the details of the search have been sealed by the court.
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However, he did say the warrant is in connection with the case against Brock's daughter, Rachel, who was rearrested last week and charged with seven counts of sexual conduct with a minor and one of furnishing obscene materials to a minor -- all non-bondable offenses.
In another twist, while Brock -- who calls his soon-to-be ex-wife "sick" -- says his divorce from Susan Brock is almost final, he's also been having "courtesy visits" with her in one of his pal Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's jails.
A month ago, Brock was warned by jail staff that he could no longer bring Susan Brock food as she sits in Arpaio's gulag awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to sex-related crimes with a teenage boy. In one such visit, Brock reportedly kissed his wife goodbye, which prompted a complaint from another inmate.
We'll let you know as soon as we get word of Brock's sentence.