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Two AZ Men Indicted after Undercover Online Child Sex Sting

TUCSON - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted two Arizona men accused of soliciting sex online from undercover agents posing as young teens on social media. David James Seefeld, 20, and Hector Gonzalez Jr., 28, are both charged with one count of Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation and one count of Attempted Sexual Conduct with a Minor.

SCAM ALERT: Storm Damage Home Repair Scams

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning Arizonans to be wary of unsolicited contractors coming to your door and offering help with repairs or cleanup related to recent storms that have impacted our state.

“Storm-chasing scam artists typically strike after major storms and try to take advantage of unsuspecting homeowners coping with damage,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “Arizonans need to think twice before hiring a person who shows up at their door with an offer that's too good to be true.”

Arizona Man Found Guilty of Child Sex Trafficking

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a jury found Robert Hood, 30, guilty of Child Sex Trafficking. Hood trafficked a 16-year-old girl by forcing her to engage in prostitution for six months. The victim was rescued from a hotel by detectives with the Phoenix Police Department's Human Exploitation and Trafficking Unit (H.E.A.T).

On Monday, a jury convicted Hood of 11 felony counts, including Child Sex Trafficking, Conspiracy, Money Laundering, and Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.

11 Indicted in Phoenix Opioid Ring 4 Defendants on the Run

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted 11 people accused of being involved in an opioid ring that stole the identities of nurse practitioners and doctors in order to write fake prescriptions. Four of 11 the defendants indicted are currently on the run and wanted by the Attorney General’s Office.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts should call 602-542-0381.

AZ Attorney General's Office, AARP, MCSO and Grandview Terrace Hosting Shred-A-Thon and Prescription Drug Take-Back Event in Sun City West

What: The Arizona Attorney General’s Office, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, AARP, and the Grandview Terrace retirement community will be hosting a free Shred-A-Thon and Prescription Drug Take-Back Event with help from the Sun City West Kiwanis Club this weekend.

The cost is free and is open to the public. There is a five box limit for shredded documents. The following are examples of items that are not accepted (but not limited to): binders, binder clips, inhalers, aerosol cans, lotions or liquids, needles, chemicals, and liquid medicines.

AG Brnovich Helps Lead 18 State Coalition Urging U.S. Supreme Court to Reverse Ruling Impacting Montana School Choice

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that Arizona joined 17 other states in filing a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the justices to overturn a 2018 Montana Supreme Court decision that required the state to exclude religious school options for parents participating in a state tax credit scholarship program.