Christopher Allen Simcox is a Republican. Back in 2010, Simcox launched an unsuccessful bid against incumbent U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona, in the Republican primary. Simcox is also the co-founder of a border militia group that essentially hunted undocumented immigrants on the southern border. I don’t know whether Simcox is a supporter of Donald Trump, however, I would not be surprised if he is.
Given that Donald Trump has color-aroused supporters believing that “Mexicans” who enter the country illegally are rapists, the irony of this story is thick. In fact, I think the irony machine is now officially broken.
This from Yahoo:
Christopher Allen Simcox, who co-founded the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps in 2005, was found guilty of two felony counts of child molestation and one felony count of providing obscene material to a minor by the Maricopa County Superior Court jury.
Simcox, 55, was cleared of three felony counts of sexual conduct with a 6-year-old girl, charges that carried mandatory sentences of life in prison.
He faces up to 24 years in prison on each molestation charge at his scheduled July 5 sentencing, prosecutors said.
[…] Simcox, who represented himself in court throughout the trial, maintained his innocence against the charges for the alleged incidents in 2012 and 2013. He was arrested by Phoenix police in June 2013.
Prosecutors said Simcox preyed on the 5-year-old girl, who was the friend of one of his daughters, during scheduled parental visits with his children. He also showed the victim explicit films, prosecutors said.
“This young girl had the courage to come forward to stop the abuse and by doing so revealed his predatory behavior,” County Attorney Bill Montgomery said in a statement. “With this verdict we have been able to seek justice for this victim.”
A former kindergarten teacher from California, Simcox helped start the border watch group to highlight what he said was the government’s failure to secure the porous southwest border with Mexico.
You let this asshole – and the folks who think like him – tell it, the real criminals are the undocumented immigrants. Let them tell it, everyone who crosses the southern border illegally is responsible for pretty much all the crime in the country. But, here we have a former kindergarten teacher turned gun-toting patriotic hunter of brown-skinned people on the Arizona border, going to prison for child molestation.
Yep, let’s make America great again. And while we’re at it, let’s blame everything wrong in America on the lives of undocumented immigrants and everyone non-white. You know, because if we pay attention to them, we are given cover to do whatever we please, even it’s illegal.