Trusted local news leader for Prescott area communities since 1882
Tue, March 19

Witnesses say registered sex offender had 2 naked underage girls in his room

Stephen Eric Massari

Stephen Eric Massari

Stephen Eric Massari, 35, of Prescott Valley was arrested on felony charges of three counts of sexual conduct with a minor on Friday after a teenage girl told Prescott Valley police that she had intercourse with him on two occasions, and witnessed a separate incident with a younger girl.

On June 19, officers began investigating a report that Massari had inappropriate contact with two teen girls, Prescott Valley Police Sgt. Brandon Bonney said.

Witnesses told officers they saw Massari kissing a 16-year-old girl at his residence on Tower Road, and on another occasion Massari allegedly had two naked girls, ages 15 and 16, in his room.

Investigators identified the two girls and interviewed one who told them she had sexual intercourse with Massari on two occasions, and said she witnessed a separate incident involving a 15-year-old girl, Bonney said. The girl alleged that Massari provided alcohol to the girls.

On Friday, investigators confronted Massari with the allegations, and he made incriminating statements about his involvement with the victim, Bonney said.

An officer booked Massari, a registered sex offender, into the Yavapai County Jail on charges of three felony counts of sexual conduct with a minor, and he remains in jail on a $150,000 bond.

Investigators are seeking information from others who may have had inappropriate contact with Massari. They should call Detective M. Hepperle at 928-772-5176.


This Week's Circulars

To view money-saving ads...