A 43-year-old Phoenix police was arrested Wednesday and charged with 10 counts of sexual assault against two teenage boys.
Yesterday, police booked Christopher Wilson (right) for inappropriate conduct with a 14-year-old and a 17-year-old he met through his role as the Phoenix police department’s liaison to the local LGBT community.
Garcia called the 14-year-old boy “courageous” for informing his parents of the alleged assaults. The parents called police Tuesday afternoon, and detectives immediately sought more information, Garcia said.
Through the investigation, detectives learned of a second accuser, the 17-year-old boy, he said.
The sexual encounters with the 14-year-old occurred over three weeks while the encounters with the 17-year-old occurred over the past three to four months, police said.
Brad Wishon, board chairman of the One Voice Community Center, called the incident “a shock.”
Wilson, who confessed to the improper acts, immediately resigned rather than be fired. It’s unclear whether he identifies as gay, but that won’t stop the homophobes from connecting the dots between Wilson’s presumed sexuality and sexual misconduct. Men and women who use their positions of power to sexually coerce minors are a sleazy lot. But when their one of our own (or have a special relationship to the community) it reinforces the myth that gays are child predators.