Police records: Former Arizona Rep. David Stringer was accused of paying boys for sex in 1983

By Dustin Gardiner | Arizona Republic 

Former Arizona Rep. David Stringer was arrested in 1983 on suspicion of paying two boys under the age of 15 to come to his apartment so he could have sex with them, according to records from an ethics investigation released Friday.

A Baltimore police report from 1983 was released by the Arizona House of Representatives, which had been investigating Stringer’s past sex-crime charges.

The police report states police arrested Stringer in September 1983, after a boy told officers that Stringer had met him and a friend in a park a year earlier, and asked them to come back to his apartment to have “some sex.” 

Stringer paid the boys $10 after he performed oral sex on them, and they performed the same act on him, the police report states.

One of the boys told police he had been back to see Stringer at least 10 times to perform oral sex or penetrative sex, the report states. The boy told police his last visit with Stringer was in July 1983, when they had sex and took a shower together.

According to the police report, one of the boys had a developmental disability.

Stringer later accepted a plea deal on some charges. But few details of Stringer’s sentence are known because a judge expunged the case in 1990, erasing the court records.

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