by Dan Gibson
According to Phoenix's ABC-15, Chris Simcox, co-founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, was arrested today in Phoenix for allegedly molesting three girls:
Police spokesman Sgt. Tommy Thompson said Christopher Allen Simcox, 52, was arrested Wednesday near 48th Street and Thomas.
Thompson said police developed probable cause to believe Simcox had sexual conduct with the girls, all under the age of ten...
Thompson said Simcox, who denied the allegations, was booked into the Maricopa County Jail and charged with two counts of molestation of a child, two counts of sexual conduct with a minor and one count of attempted molestation of a child.
While who knows whether Simcox is guilty of these accusations, Tim Vanderpool wrote about Simcox's shady background back in 2005, which included accusations of child molestation:
Take Deborah Crews, his first ex-wife, who accused Simcox of pedophilia in 1998. "He tried to molest our daughter when he was intoxicated," Crews told the SPLC. "When she ran out, he tried to say he was just giving her a leg massage and she got the wrong idea.
"He's a drastic, chaotic, very dangerous guy," Crews added. "I'm surprised he hasn't shot anybody yet. I see him on TV and I have to turn if off, because it makes me sick to see him getting all this attention."
Today, Simcox calls those molestation claims "a bunch of crap, considering that I just spent Christmas with my daughter, and she's pretty estranged from her mother as well."
The scene was little better between Simcox and his second wife, Kim Dunbar. She filed for full custody of their son "because she feared that Simcox had suffered a mental breakdown and was dangerous," says the SPLC story.
In sworn affidavits, Dunbar testified that Simcox would fly into sudden and violent rages during their marriage. "He once took a knife from the kitchen and threatened to kill himself," she said. "When he was angry, he broke furniture, car windows, he banged his head against the wall repeatedly and punched things."
When their son was 4 years old, Dunbar said, Simcox slapped him with such force that the marks lasted for two days. And she reported grabbing her boy and jumping out the window another time, because Simcox was heaving furniture at them.