(RT) - The co-founder of a Minutemen border patrol group has been arrested on suspicion of child molestation involving three minors under the age of 10.
Chris Simcox, the 52-year-old co-founder of the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps, was detained in Phoenix and is facing two counts of child molestation, two counts of sexual conduct with a minor, and one count of attempted molestation of a child. Arizona detectives claim they have “probable cause” that Simcox molested the young girls, even though the Minutemen co-founder denies the allegations.
Simcox was sent to Maricopa County Jailon Wednesday, and it is unclear if he has an attorney. The suspect was formerly a California-based kindergarten teacher, but in 2002 issued a public call to arms to create a “Citizens Border Patrol Militia”. The California native strongly opposed to illegal immigration, and sought to “shame the government” into tightening the US-Mexican border.