MARICOPA — A Maricopa man has been indicted for sex crimes allegedly committed against a child from June 1 to 23.

Alton McGraw, 56, was arrested by Maricopa police Aug. 8 on seven counts of sex with a minor.

On Monday, a Pinal County grand jury affirmed the seven counts against him and indicted McGraw on four counts of sexual contact with a minor, two counts of sexual abuse and one count of molestation of a child.

In all, he faces five Class II felonies along with a Class III felony and a Class V felony.

The presumptive sentence for each of the Class II felonies is five years in prison. Two of the charges are considered "dangerous crimes against children," which could lead to an enhanced sentence if he were convicted of the accusations.

McGraw is scheduled to be arraigned in Pinal County Superior Court on Friday. He is apparently free on bond as he is not housed in the Pinal County jail.


Jim Headley is a reporter covering breaking news, crime and justice around Pinal County. He can be reached at