12news.com reports that an Arizona man has been charged with the murder of two girls in Tucson. The girls went missing in 2012 and 2014. In 2012, the victim was just six years old and went missing from her bedroom. In 2014, the other victim, aged 13, simply never returned home. The bodies of both girls were found very near each other.
A Pima County grand jury charged Christopher Clements, 36, with the murder of both girls. Clements is in the custody of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for fraud and burglary charges in an unrelated case.
The charges were filed on September 14, and Clements is scheduled for an arraignment on September 24.
In all, Clements is being charged with two counts of first-degree murder as well as two counts of kidnapping a minor under 15, two counts of second-degree burglary and one count of theft by controlling stolen property, one count of trafficking in stolen property and 14 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.
Clements became a convicted sex offender in Oregon in 1998 and was sentenced to 18 months in prison and 10 years of supervision, as well as being required to register as an offender. He was later convicted of failing to register in the state of Florida. In the same year, he was charged with violating a protective order against stalking and harassment in Oregon.
In 2007, he was charged with providing false information to law enforcement.
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