Arizona state senator arrested on charges of sexual conduct with a juvenile, police confirm

Democratic State Sen. Otoniel “Tony” Navarette was arrested Thursday night on charges of sexual conduct with a minor, a police source with knowledge of the case told 12 News. The arrest comes two days after Navarette revealed he had tested positive for COVID-19, despite being vaccinated. Navarette said he was experiencing mild symptoms while isolating at home Navarette, a 35-year-old Phoenix native, is serving his second two-year term at the state Senate, representing District 30 in West Phoenix. He was elected to the House in 2016. A Legislature biography shows he has worked for several political campaigns and with community groups over the last decade.