Francisco Salazar (PCSO photo)

Francisco Salazar, 30 of Maricopa, was arrested April 28 by Maricopa Police on charges of molestation of a child and sexual conduct with a minor.

According to an MPD probable cause report, a woman contacted police saying Salazar sexually assaulted her daughter “as recently as a few days ago at their residence.”

Apparently, according to the report, Salazar admitted having sex with the minor to at least three people.

“A forensic medical exam was conducted at the San Tan Family Advocacy Center, where the forensic nurse noted an abdominal vaginal exam,” the report states. During a forensic interview it was determined “this had been happening frequently over a long period of time.”

A search of where Salazar lived in Maricopa was conducted, but he was not present. It was determined he was in Mesa and was contacted by phone by a family member. He agreed to return to Maricopa for an interview with police. He was picked up by a family member and brought to the Maricopa Police Department voluntarily.

During the interview, Salazar allegedly admitted to an officer several sexual acts with the minor, according to the report.

He was arrested and booked in the Pinal County Jail, where he is held on a $250,000 bond.


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