CHANDLER, AZ - Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock has filed for divorce after his wife was accused of having sex with a teen, according to a Thursday statement.
Susan Brock, 48, was arrested October 26th at their family home on charges of child molestation, for allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old male.
Fulton Brock released a statement Thursday saying, “I have filed paperwork to end my marriage of 28 years.”
The Pinal County Attorney's Office will take over the prosecution case against Susan.
"I think we were all shocked, this is incredulous," said County Attorney Rick Romley. "I do believe it's better that another county attorney handle this matter. I've been in touch with Pinal County Attorney Jim Walsh and he will resume the prosecution in this matter."
According to Chandler Police Spokesperson David Ramer, the sexual relations started three years ago, when the teen was 14.
A family friend apparently discovered the relationship after intercepting text messages about sex acts and genitalia. That friend then notified the victim's father, who called police, according to Ramer.
Susan Brock faces charges of molestation and sexual conduct with a minor.
Her husband released the following statement October 27th:
My life and that of my family’s was upended last night. Police officers arrested my wife of twenty-eight years and the mother of our three children. She was informed that she was being accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year old. Even with this statement I am not sure how to express what such a shocking emotional punch to your heart and family feels like. I am stunned. My children are flabbergasted. You think you know someone after 28 years and I need answers as much as police officers do. I want so much to believe these allegations are not true, but if they are, I am appalled and crushed. I am a religious man. I ask all to pray for our family and those involved so that justice may best be served.
--Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock
The victim reportedly told detectives Susan Brock would arrange to meet him near his home or at school so his parents and her husband wouldn't find out.
The victim also said Brock would instruct him to tell his parents he was "going jogging."
"She would drive the victim to a secluded area north of Cooper and east Nightingale Roads," detectives reported.
Sgt. Joe Favazzo of Chandler Police said the sex acts happened in Brock's personal vehicle, at her house and her mother's house.
According to court papers, "Susan ... would lower the seats and climb into the back area."
Favazzo said there were 20 to 30 contacts between the two, with the most recent on October 5.
Brock had apparently given the victim several electronic gifts, including an iPhone 3 and 4, which was used for communication between the two.
Favazzo also said Brock had facilitated liaisons between the victim and his teenage girlfriend.
"She even provided condoms, but as far as we know she did not partake in sexual relations with the girlfriend," Favazzo said.
Court papers reveal the girlfriend's parents wouldn't let her see the victim, so Susan Brock would allegedly pick up and transport both teens, even provided a location for sexual intercourse at her home.
Ramer said the victim's family and the Brock family were friends.
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