2 Tucson men arrested in separate child sex-crime cases

2013-04-19T14:25:00Z 2013-04-19T17:45:48Z 2 Tucson men arrested in separate child sex-crime casesKimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Two Tucson men were arrested today for their suspected involvement in separate incidents of sexual exploitation of minors.

In the first incident, Alexander Peth, 23, was arrested on suspicion of having sexual contact multiple times with a 13-year-old girl in February while he was working as a snowboard instructor at an Arizona ski resort, Sgt. Maria Hawke, spokeswoman for the Tucson Police Department, said in a news release.

He was arrested and booked into the Pima County jail. Peth is facing three counts of sexual conduct with a minor, one count of attempted sexual conduct with a minor and one count of luring a minor for sexual exploitation, all felony offenses

Arrested in the second incident was Richard Braun, 50.

In January a tip was sent to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about photos depicting child sexual abuse uploaded to an online data storage website, Hawke said. The upload was traced to a home in a neighborhood near West Prince and North Romero roads.

A search warrant was served on the home and Braun was arrested and booked into jail. He is facing five felony counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

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