ChristopherAllen Simcox, founder of the Minutemen border patrol group that aimed at keeping criminals from being able to cross the border is now a convicted child molester. This could be the definition of irony, or it could just be yet another GOPer caught doing exactly what he has used to fear monger Americans against immigrants and minorities.
Simcox represented himself, with the help of an advisory lawyer, and managed to get out of the more serious charges of sexual conduct with a 6-year-old, which carries a mandatory life sentence.
He was, however, convicted of two felony counts of molesting a 5-year-old girl and one count of showing her explicit films. Due to Arizona’s tough sentencing guidelines, according to the 55-year-old Simcox’s advisory lawyer, his slimy escape from actual child rape won’t save him from most likely spending the rest of his miserable life in prison.
You can celebrate, that is ok, because when a man decides to use his visitation with his children to molest a 5-year-old, life in prison is what we would hope to see. The brave little girl came forward to end the abuse, and though we can never take away from her what he did, we can sure as hell make him pay for it.
Right wing nut jobs just don’t get it, it isn’t Trump’s fictional Mexican rapists, transgender people, LGBT people, or even Atheists and Muslims they should fear: it’s their leaders, it’s their neighbors, and pastors, and priests, and yes, their school teachers. Case in point, Simcox was a kindergarten teacher before he started his “watch the border from lawn chairs with cell phones” militia.
Before he lost his primary challenge against John McCain, before he claimed the government just wasn’t doing its job at controlling the “porous Southern border,” and yes, before he would molest his own child’s 5-year-old friend — this conservative militidiot was a Kindergarten teacher. Of course, he maintains that he is innocent of these charges, but a jury of his peers felt differently.
He faces 10-24 years in prison for each of the two counts of molestation, and even though we have recently been reminded that American justice just doesn’t do sentencing well all the time, this high profile case will hopefully garner a harsh, maximum sentence at his sentencing hearing next month.
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