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Arizona Supreme Court To Review Child-Molestation Solicitation Ruling

The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to review a lower court’s decision ruling the crime of solicitation to commit child​​ ​molestation doesn't require an actual victim.

The justices agreed ​earlier this week to consider a Court of Appeals ruling that said a man's​ ​convictions were properly classified as dangerous crimes against children and​ ​that no actual child victim is needed under the solicitation statute.

The case involves​ ​a now 62-year-old man who had pleaded guilty in a 1992 case.

The man was​ ​accused of soliciting a postal inspector to engage in sexual conduct with her​ ​two fictitious children who were supposedly under age 13.

KJZZ senior field correspondent Kathy Ritchie has 20 years of experience reporting and writing stories for national and local media outlets — nearly a decade of it has been spent in public media.