Using the services of Jason Rose and the public relations firm of Rose+Moser+Allyn, Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock released this statement today regarding his wife:
“My life and that of my family’s was upended last night. Police officers arrested my wife of twenty-eight years and the mother of our three children. She was informed that she was being accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year old. Even with this statement I am not sure how to express what such a shocking emotional punch to your heart and family feels like. I am stunned. My children are flabbergasted. You think you know someone after 28 years and I need answers as much as police officers do. I want so much to believe these allegations are not true, but if they are, I am appalled and crushed. I am a religious man. I ask all to pray for our family and those involved so that justice may best be served.”
– Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock
The newspaper’s account of the charges brought against 48-year-old Susan Brock, can be read here. She is being held without bond on two counts of molestation of a child and two counts of sexual conduct with a minor.
UPDATE: November 11, 2010
Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock To End Marriage
“I have filed paperwork to end my marriage of 28 years.”
UPDATE: December 30, 2010 Another Press Release from Fulton Brock via his flacks regarding his wife Susan, their daughter and his wife’s friend. We have reprinted the presser as it was received, including typos.
Jason Rose / Rose+Moser+Allyn Public & Online Relations
STATEMENT BY MARICOPA COUNTY SUPERVISOR FULTON BROCK ON THE ARREST OF WIFE’S FRIEND AND HIS DAUGHTER TODAY
(PHOENIX, ARIZ.) – “Shocked and devastated are not words sufficient to describe the news this day or what has transpired over the past two months. In October, my wife of 28 years was arrested and charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a minor.
Now, my daughter has been arrested, pending charges.
She is being accused of having a relationship with the same young man when she was 18.
I have filed to divorce my wife. I cannot divorce my daughter. She is my blood. I will always be her Dad. And she needs one now more than ever.
All families are challenged. But no family should ever be challenged this way whether it be ours, or that of the victim and his family.
Justice demands answers and cooperation.
Nothing can ever make this situation right other than raising awareness so other families can avoid such sorrow. As a person of faith I ask for your continued prayers.”
–Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock
UPDATE: AZ Republic, December 31, 2010:
UPDATE: January 25, 2011
Susan M. Brock, 48, pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted sexual conduct with a minor, a Class 3 felony and Dangerous Crime Against Children.
Though originally indicted on charges of committing 15 sex acts with the boy, starting in 2006 when he was 13, the plea bargain dismissed 12 counts and reduced the severity of the remaining three.
Brock faces prison time for one count, as well as lifetime probation, registration as a sex offender terms and other restrictions.
In sentencing set for mid-March, Brock faces a presumptive sentence of 10 years on one count of attempted sexual conduct with a minor, according to Pinal County Superior Court Judge Pro Tem Hank Gooday. She could be sentenced to anywhere from seven and 15 years.
In addition to registering as a sex offender, Brock must renew her driver’s license yearly to enforce the registration and pay up to $1 million in costs to the Chandler Police Department.
A complete report is available here.
UPDATE: January 27, 2011
The latest news report details that Susan Brock and her husband Fulton Brock, met with the local president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the parents of the victim more than a year before she was arrested, according to a Chandler police report.
Between the October 2009 meeting and her October 2010 arrest, Brock committed 15 more illegal acts involving her teenage victim, according to the indictment. She was also charged with committing 13 acts before the involvement of church officials, who did not report the crime to police, according to police reports.
Arizona LDS spokeswoman Cindy Packard said when local church officials became aware of the sexual relationship between Susan Brock and the victim in October, “these leaders were instrumental in getting the matter reported to law-enforcement authorities.”
Kim Farah, spokeswoman for the national church in Salt Lake City, would not identify the leaders by name, but police records indicate the matter was actually reported by the victim’s father — not the church.
Chandler Sgt. Joe Favazzo said the investigation was continuing and that police would seek charges against anyone who had information about the crime but failed to report it.
UPDATE: March 27, 2011
KTVK TV 3 reports that Rachel Katherine Brock, the 21-year-old daughter of Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock has been re-arrested on additional felony charges involving minors.
She was first arrested in December for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a boy who was 15 years old at the time. Her mother, Susan Brock, is in jail for her alleged sexual involvement with the same teenager.
Supervisor Fulton Brock issued a statement through his spokesperson that says, in part, “The heartbreak continues. I have learned my daughter has been re-arrested. My goal was always to lead my family in living a life of doing right and following God’s laws. The accusations about my daughter and her mother these past months have been heartbreaking and disappointing.”
UPDATE: May 6, 2011:
More recently, as facts revealed the full extent of the Brock family involvement in the sexual abuse and cover-up, Seeing Red AZ called for Fulton Brock’s resignation from the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. Read more here. We titled this Supervisor Fulton Brock: What did he know, when did he know it?
UPDATE: December 8, 2011
Probation only for child molester Rachel Brock
The repulsive Brock saga of a mother/daughter duo of child sexual predators has been covered ad nauseam. Mother Susan, daughter Rachel and Maricopa County Supervisor dad Fulton, are not worthy of more words or time. Lying Fulton, who claimed shock when the news first broke, was in fact fully aware of the disgusting events and participated in LDS church-sanctioned counseling sessions that were held tight to the vest and never reported to authorities by those charged with dispensing morality to their congregants. It was later revealed he attempted to hide evidence of the ongoing sexual crimes committed by his wife and daughter against the young son of a family friend. Upstanding dad has made a point of staying out of the courtroom during any of the proceedings.
Molestor mom is now serving a 13-year sentence prison sentence. And the lovely Rachel? The daily reports she has been sentenced to 10 years probation with one year deferred jail time for sexually abusing the same boy her mother molested. A Chandler detective who investigated the case reported that Fulton had lied to police about evidence and also recommended that Mormon bishops be prosecuted for failure to report the boy’s complaints to authorities.
Here’s an overview, if you’re interested.