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State Sen. Tony Navarrete released on bond; accused of sex crimes against two kids


According to court documents released late Friday afternoon, on Aug. 4, a 16-year-old boy told detectives during the first incident, Navarrete put his hand down the victim's pants and touched him inappropriately and that Navarrete would go on to do this several times. The victim said this happened to him more than five times. Navarrete also reportedly touched the victim's 13-year-old brother's upper leg, who had to hit his hand away, documents state.

The victim told investigators he suffers from anxiety and anger issues stemming from the abuse. On Aug. 5, during an audio and video recording between the victim and Navarrete, the teen asked Navarrete if he regretted touching him. Navarrete responded saying "of course I regret any bad actions that I did, absolutely wishing everything could be different." The victim asked Navarrete why he touched him, to which Navarrete responded saying "he wasn't well" and that "nothing the (victim) did was his fault." Navarrete went on to say he was not happy for his actions and that he will have to live with them for the rest of his life.