The second of two men accused of the sexual exploitation of a minor appeared in court on Tuesday. 25 year old Ron Ciancimino was arrested last week – along with 27-year-old Joshua Jonathan Alpizar – both of Yuma. The 16-year-old female victim spoke at the hearing, once again claiming there was nothing inappropriate between her and the two suspects.
In spite of her statement in court, the judge explained that Tuesday’s hearing was not to determine innocence or guilt. Three counts are filed against Ciancimino of luring a minor for sexual exploitation of a minor – a class three felony.