Surprise couple arrested for child-related crimes

SURPRISE, AZ - Surprise police have arrested two people on multiple counts of child-related crimes.

Sgt. Mike Donovan with the Surprise Police Department said a man and his girlfriend were arrested after a search warrant was served at a West Valley home just after 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said they believe the crimes against the male suspect's two daughters, ages 11 and 13, began in 2009. 

One of the victims reported the abuse to staff at a school last May, according to police. 

Police said a lengthy investigation began leading the arrests of the two suspects.

Surprise police asked ABC15 not to release the identities of the suspects to protect the victims.

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