COLORADO CITY – Mohave County Sheriff’s detectives submitted juvenile referrals on two Colorado City brothers Monday afternoon for alleged child molestation and sexual conduct with minors.
A 17-year-old boy was charged with sexual conduct with a minor and two felony counts of child molestation, according to a press release from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office. A 14-year-old boy was charged with one felony count of child molestation.
Investigations into the incidents began Oct. 13 after deputies responded to a call of a 10-year-old girl being sexually assaulted. The person reporting the incident told deputies the assault had been committed by a 17-year-old family member.
“During the investigation, detectives determined (the 17-year-old) had sexual contact with a 10-year-old female victim and he inappropriately touched a 12-year-old female victim,” the press release said. “Both incidents occurred earlier this month.”
Detectives additionally determined that the 14-year-old boy had also inappropriately touched the 12-year-old.
The alleged incidents occurred earlier this month at a residence on Pioneer Street in Colorado City, according to the press release.
The juvenile referrals have been submitted to Mohave County Juvenile Probation, according to the press release.
Juveniles arrested are presumed innocent until adjudicated otherwise in a court of law or as may otherwise be decided by a trier-of-fact.
Juveniles involved in this incident as victims, accused, witnesses or otherwise are not named in light of privacy considerations.
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