GOP senator: AZ foster kids are being sold into sexual slavery

Sen. David Farnsworth, R-Mesa. Photo by Gage Skidmore | Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0

A conservative Republican senator who is convinced that the Arizona Department of Child Safety is facilitating the global sex trafficking of children removed from negligent parents called the police on one of his GOP colleagues, alleging that she threatened his life.

Sen. David Farnsworth, a Republican from Mesa, filed a report with the Arizona Department of Public Safety this week accusing Sen. Kate Brophy McGee, R-Phoenix, of threatening him if he didn’t stop investigating the outrageous claim. The news was first reported by Yellow Sheet Report, a high-priced insider newsletter aimed at lobbyists and government officials.

Farnsworth told Yellow Sheet that he has been looking into how DCS “lost” more than 550 children last year, roughly half of whom are categorized as either runaways or otherwise missing. The rest appear to be flagged for paperwork errors.

He said he fears the children have been abducted and sold into a global sex trafficking ring, and said he has been holding meetings with DCS, critics of the agency and fellow lawmakers, including Brophy McGee.

Farnsworth acknowledged his beliefs were outlandish, but he said it’s not a conspiracy theory. He told Yellow Sheet that he didn’t believe DCS officials were actively selling children into sexual slavery, but that they are being lax at protecting children from predators who will do so. 

While he said he hopes his meetings ultimately prove him wrong, Farnsworth said he is more convinced than ever that Arizona children removed from their parents and put into group homes or foster homes are being sex-trafficked, even though he told Yellow Sheet he has turned up no evidence. 

“When I first heard about this, I believed that children from Arizona (DCS) were ending up in sex trafficking. Now, after the research I’ve done, I’m confident of it,” he told Yellow Sheet. “But I can’t prove it.”

Farnsworth also alleged that two former Republican state senators from other states who were killed within days of each other earlier this year were “executed” because they were investigating links between their own states’ child protective agencies and global sex trafficking rings. 

There is no evidence that either ex-legislator was murdered for that reason. Linda Collins-Smith, a former senator from Arkansas, was killed by a close friend and former campaign aide. And Jonathan Nichols, a former senator from Oklahoma, died by suicide

The dispute between Farnsworth and Brophy McGee stems from what she said was a conversation in which she told her colleague that both she and her husband were concerned for her safety after some of Farnsworth’s allies in the child-sex-ring investigation began harrassing her and spreading rumors that she and others are involved in illicit child kidnapping schemes. Brophy McGee told the insider publication that Farnsworth’s compatriots are “unbalanced” and have forced her to have Senate security guards escort her to and from meetings about DCS, but Farnsworth has been unconcerned.

Bur Farnsworth told Yellow Sheet that, while he initially didn’t take Brophy McGee’s comments seriously, he decided to file a complaint with DPS because the “best deterrent to a threat is for more people to be aware of it.”


  1. Kate Brophy McGee is worried about some of Senator Farnsworth’s compatriots? SHE is one of Farnsworth’s compatriots!

  2. Why do these people have such control on families and there children I my self lost cutudy of my two boys October 1. They are 13 and 14 years old they are old enough to say were they want to live and the judge never allowed them to come into the court room to say where they wanted to be. People who have never met me had the right to state I was unfit to have them never listed to my kids and slandered me. I didnt have a chance in hell to fight for my rights. Shane elson.

    • Similar thing happened to me. My two young girls were kept from me for a year and a half. During that time irreparable harm wes done that I am still working on with the help of counselors therapists etc. that was 10 years ago

    • I really feel for you. I have friends that were treated the same way in a different state. It seems like men just have no rights and are abused by the system!
      I’m sorry you are going through this and especially sorry for your boys. They are at the age when they need their dad more than anyone else!
      I’ll be praying for y’all!

  3. first children are being underminded taken from their own parents due to not being perfect but anyhow who is perfect? CPS in globe have been doing the most and the worst,. actually removing children from the home and placing them with with molestors rapists and abusers. yet the parents and children are punished and tortured by the break up of their family and homes just because a parent is a bit old school and shows discipline based off of the way we were ALL RAISED as a child. all this corner or bribing a child to do good is bullshit. theyll expect a reward for any good graces they do soon before u know it they will carry the upper hand bring u along for the bribe ride without any knowledge that u r doing so. all ur doing is teaching our children the horrible ticks of your trade in MANIPULATION.. stop ponding children out to strangers when they need their parents. give the parents all the support towards getting their babies back whether big or small. stop trying to get parents AGAINST ONE ANOTHER AS IF ITS SOME KINDA RAISE TOWARDS A BARGAINING BASKET!!! KIDS DESERVE TO GO BACK TO PARENTS IF THEY ARE DOING ALL THEY CAN AND SOME. IF THEY WANT TO GO AHEAD OFCASE PLAN TO GET THIER BABIES THEN LET THEM DONT PROLONGE THE CASE FOR DUMB STUPID LITTLE TIMING. GIVE EM THEIR FAMILY WITH GRACE U GREEDY NASTY DEVIL CULT. MONEY HUNGRY FOR THE POOR KIDS MONEY FROM GOVERNMENT YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES. GLOBE ARIZONA DCS NEEDS TO ALLOW FAMILIES TO REUNITE NOT RACE OR FEAR THE THOUGHT OF LOSING THEIR BABY FOREVER AS THEY CONTINUE TO BRAINWASH AND SCARE PARENT AWAY FROM THEIR SUCESS..

  4. How cute, Sociya. “Mr.Farnsworth has some goofy ideas.” Tell us of some of his others. Or are you just doing some old fashioned lying?


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