(RT) - The co-founder of a Minutemen border patrol group has been arrested on suspicion of child molestation involving three minors under the age of 10.

Chris Simcox, the 52-year-old co-founder of the Minutemen Civil  Defense Corps, was detained in Phoenix and is facing two counts  of child molestation, two counts of sexual conduct with a minor,  and one count of attempted molestation of a child. Arizona  detectives claim they have “probable cause” that Simcox molested  the young girls, even though the Minutemen co-founder denies the  allegations.

Simcox was sent to Maricopa County Jailon Wednesday,  and it is unclear if he has an attorney. The suspect was formerly  a California-based kindergarten teacher, but in 2002 issued a  public call to arms to create a “Citizens Border Patrol Militia”.   The California native strongly opposed to illegal immigration,  and sought to “shame the government” into tightening the  US-Mexican border.

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