An Arizona state legislator resigned Wednesday while facing a subpoena of documents related to sex crimes charges from 1983.
Now that those records have been released, it is clear why David Stringer chose to step down rather than face public scrutiny.
The documents show that the Arizona Republican was arrested at age 36 on suspicion of having oral sex with two boys under the age of 15 and paying them $10 each for the encounter.
Stinger was charged with eight counts of sex crimes, which his lawyer maintains were based on “unproven allegations.”
“The allegations… are false and Mr. Stringer denies them all,” his lawyers said. “He never committed a crime. He was never convicted.”
Nevertheless, Stringer accepted a plea deal and received five years probation, after which the case was expunged by a Baltimore judge.
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