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CHANDLER, Ariz. – A woman has been arrested for allegedly tampering with evidence in connection to the sexual molestation case against the wife of a county supervisor.
Christian Hart Weems, 37, was arrested Tuesday evening after investigators say she gained access to an email account password owned by Susan Brock’s 14-year-old victim.
During a conversation monitored by detectives, Weems allegedly spoke to Brock in code and asked for a password to email accounts belonging to the teenage victim.
Weems allegedly said she needed the password to “take care of some things and be able to get into it.”
She is accused of destroying evidence and investigators believe her actions hindered the prosecution in the case.
According to a police report, Brock and Weems are friends. Brock allegedly had the 14-year-old victim’s email password so that they could communicate by saving unsent messages to the draft folder on the same email account.
The report said Brock would send the victim messages about what to tell his parents and where she would pick him up. Since the messages were never actually sent, there was less risk that someone else could read them and there is no record of unsent messages with their email provider.
Brock has pleaded not guilty to child molestation charges.
Weems faces charges including conspiracy to commit computer tampering or altering of data, computer tampering or altering of data, hindering prosecution and tampering with physical evidence. She is currently at a Maricopa County jail.