Former conservative hero gets 19 years for child molestation
Chis Simcox, co-founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps will do time for molesting a 5-year-old girl who prosecutors say was a friend of his daughter.
…Simcox, 55, who helped form the Minuteman militia group in 2005, received the sentence following a hearing in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix stemming from his contact with the girl between April 2012 and May 2013.
Simcox, whose group devoted itself to patrolling the United States-Mexico border in search of immigrants trying to cross illegally into Arizona and reporting them to authorities, was convicted in June on two felony counts of child molestation. He also was found guilty of a single felony count of providing obscene material to a minor.
Authorities said he molested the girl during parental visits with one of his daughters and showed the victim pornographic movies.