By Uriel J. Garcia | The Republic
A Pinal County Superior Court judge has been reassigned from presiding over criminal cases to instead handling civil matters after a sexual-misconduct investigation was opened against him.
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that deputies are investigating sexual-misconduct allegations made by a woman against Judge Steven Fuller. The case was forwarded to the agency by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, which wanted to avoid any potential conflict of interest, officials said.
A statement from the Pinal County Superior Court confirmed that Presiding Judge Stephen McCarville was made aware by the accused judge of the allegations against him. The statement says the judge asked to be reassigned by McCarville while the investigation is pending.