(MPD Press Release) – Former Maricopa resident Timothy Lynn Kresus was sentenced last week by the Pinal County Superior Court to 24 years in prison, lifetime probation and is required to register as a sex offender for numerous felony charges. Kresus, 43, faced charges of child molestation, sexual exploitation of a minor and indecent exposure, to name a few.
The mother of the then 12-year-old victim discovered Kresus was in possession of photos that were forcibly taken. The female victim then revealed incidents of sexual abuse. While the incident was being investigated by Maricopa Police, Kresus was made to leave his Maricopa home by his wife. He left the area and moved to Tucson. While in Tucson, he kidnapped two teenage female victims on separate occasions.
Kresus was later arrested in Tucson and convicted in Pima County for those crimes. After his trial in Tucson, he was extradited back to Pinal County to face the list of felony charges brought against him by the MPD.
Due to Kresus’ two felony convictions stemming from the kidnappings in Tucson, he accepted a plea deal for one count of kidnapping and one count of attempted sexual exploitation of a minor, both felonies. The Pinal County and Pima County Attorney offices worked together to bring this case to a close.