Mesa Police Arrest Youth Ministry Leader for Child Molestation

December 14, 2011

On December 13, 2011, the Mesa Police Department arrested Jasmine "J" Omar Brown in connection with child sexual misconduct crimes, including: Sexual Conduct with a Minor (2 counts) and Child Molestation (3 counts). The victim in this case is a juvenile male.

On the evening of December 12, the Mesa Police Department was contacted by the victim's relatives reporting the victim had been molested. Mesa Police Patrol officers responded to this home and conducted an initial interview of family members. They were told the victim had disclosed that Jasmine Brown had "touched him inappropriately on two occasions." Sex Crime Detectives promptly responded and assumed this investigation due to the seriousness of the allegations. The victim bravely disclosed to detectives these crimes occurred this Summer while he attended a church summer camp. Jasmine Brown was a youth leader at their church, Family of God Christian Fellowship in Apache Junction, when these incidents occurred.

During interviews with investigators, Jasmine Brown acknowledged he was a youth leader and the crimes had occurred during a church summer camp. While the victim and Brown do not live together, they both spent many nights together during this summer camp. Brown also explained he has been employed since October 2011 as a full-time teacher's aide dealing with special needs children at Phoenix Collegiate Academy. Prior to working at Phoenix Collegiate Academy he told investigators he was employed at the Roosevelt School District.

Investigating crimes against children has been and will continue to remain a top priority of the Mesa Police Department. The arrest of Jasmine Brown should serve as a warning to those who prey on innocent children. 



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