Tucson Police recruit arrested on child sex charges: Update - Tucson News Now

Tucson Police recruit arrested on child sex charges: Update

Posted: Updated: Dec 4, 2009 04:21 PM MST
Edwards, 23, was a 7-week old recruit at the Tucson Police Academy. Edwards, 23, was a 7-week old recruit at the Tucson Police Academy.

By Brian White - email

Update by Mindy Blake - email

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - A recruit with the Tucson Police Department has been arrested on suspicion of sexual conduct and sexual abuse with a minor.

Friday, Tucson police say they discovered another victim.

On Dec. 2, 23-year-old Gabriel M. Edwards was handcuffed at his house without 'incident' and booked into Pima County Jail.

The recruit was 7 weeks into training at the academy, police spokesman Sgt. Fabian Pacheco said.

"He was immediately fired and charged," Pacheco added.

Investigators are not releasing information about the second alleged victim at this point.

Officers re-arrested Edwards Thursday night.

As of 4:30 Friday afternoon, Edwards was still in jail.

 

 

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