Monday, January 23, 2006

Ken Bennett's Son Charged With Assault

Phoenix Fox News 10 just reported that Clifton Bennett, son of Arizona Senate President Ken Bennett, was arrested today and charged with assault. Bennett's son and another man allegedly sodomized young boys with a broom handle at at a camp where they were employed as camp counselors according to the Fox News 10 report.

Here's the account from The Arizona Republic:

The adult son of Senate President Ken Bennett was arrested Monday along with another man and accused of assaulting more than a dozen boys at a Student Council camp last summer in Prescott, officials said.

Prescott police Lt. Pete Hodap said 18 junior-high boys between the ages of 14 and 16 were "held down and assaulted with a broom handle" while clothed at the camp in June.

Allegations against Clifton Bennett, 18, of Prescott, and Kyle Wheeler, 19, of Glendale, who were counselors at the camp, came to police attention in December, Hodap said. Both men were arrested Monday and booked on suspicion of 18 counts of aggravated assault and 18 counts of kidnapping, because the victims were held down. Police also expect to arrest a third suspect, a juvenile.

Family values, anyone?