According to ARS § 13-705, a ‘dangerous crime against children’ can refer to any of the following actions committed against a minor who is under the age of fifteen:
Aggravated assault that results in serious physical injury, or aggravated assault that involves a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument;
Sexual conduct with a minor;
Sexual exploitation of a minor, or sexual exploitation of a minor for commercial use;
Continuous sexual abuse of a child;
Sex trafficking that involves minors;
Luring a minor for sexual exploitation, or aggravated luring a minor for sexual exploitation; or
Unlawful age misrepresentation.
This is not an all-inclusive list, as there are other types of offenses that can be considered dangerous crimes against children under Arizona and Federal law. Therefore, if you think that you might be under investigation for any type of sex crime against a minor in Arizona, you need to consult with a Phoenix sex crimes attorney right away. These are serious crimes, and if convicted you can potentially face extremely harsh consequences. The sooner you reach out to a Phoenix sex crimes attorney for help, the better.