Arizona dental assistant charged with molestation of pediatric patients

An Arizona dental assistant was recently charged with sexual exploitation and molestation of pediatric patients, ABC 15 Arizona reported May 15. 

Deion Garcia, 27, is charged with molesting three child victims during X-ray exams between 2022 and May 2024 at Kidiatric Dental & Orthodontics, which has offices in Chandler and Gilbert, Ariz. 

Chandler, Ariz., police said they found photos and additional evidence of the crimes on Mr. Garcia's phone. Police documents state that it is not known if there are other victims.

Mr. Garcia was arrested at the practice's Gilbert office last week, according to the report. He was charged with 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and five charges of molestation of a child.

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