Phoenix officer quits over sexual assault charges

Phoenix officer quits over sexual assault charges

CREATED Aug. 8, 2012

Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo

PHOENIX (AP) - A veteran Phoenix police officer is jailed without bond amid allegations that he sexually assaulted two teenagers.
   
Christopher Wilson has resigned after 13 years on the police force.
   
Phoenix police Chief Daniel Garcia says the 10 charges against Wilson relate to sexual misconduct involving a 14-year-old and 17-year-old boy.
   
The Arizona Republic quotes Garcia as saying that Wilson admitted his involvement but told authorities the actions were consensual.
   
Garcia said Wednesday that the department does not support illegal actions.
   
Garcia says the 14-year-old boy had informed his parents about the sexual encounters. Police began an investigation Tuesday that led to Wilson's arrest later that night.
   
Wilson was arraigned Wednesday in Maricopa County Superior Court and didn't have an attorney. His next court date is an Aug. 15 status conference.
   
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Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com

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