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9. Tucson Teacher's Aide Accused of Sexing Three Students at School, While Three Others Watched

The Tucson Police Department says a 22-year-old high school teacher's aide was involved in a sexual "incident" involving six male students.

Police reportedly discovered a video of the incident, which was filmed by one of the six students involved.

That teacher's aide was identified as 22-year-old Clarice Lee.

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8. Brendan McDonough, Sole Survivor of Firefighting Crew, Was "Remorseful" After 2010 Conviction for Stolen Property

Brendan McDonough, the sole survivor of a fire disaster that killed 19 Arizona firefighters, had sincere remorse in a 2010 vehicle-burglary case, according to a probation officer's report.

The pre-sentence report depicts a motivated, young father-to-be who deserved a second chance after a crucial lapse in judgment and who fretted that his felony conviction might ruin his chance to become a full-time firefighter.

McDonough, who at 21 was an experienced team member and fire-science student, was acting as fire spotter with the Granite Mountain Hotshots just before the tragedy. It was his third season with the team.

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