U.S. Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl today made the following joint statement regarding recent media reports of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office's handling of alleged sex-crimes cases:
"We are concerned by the recent press accounts of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office's handling of alleged sex-crimes cases, some of them involving children. Victims of abuse not only deserve the respect of law enforcement, but their rights must also be protected throughout the criminal justice process. Laws that we have championed are intended to give a voice to victims of crime. We intend to support state and local authorities' requests for any additional assets from the Justice Department that are necessary to properly investigate and prosecute these and other cases, including those which need to be investigated by other law enforcement agencies."