FLORENCE, Ariz. — A third indictment has expanded the criminal case
accusing an 18-year-old San Tan Valley man of sexual assaults and other sex
The Pinal County Attorney’s Office on Wednesday announced that a third
indictment was issued Aug. 6 against Tyler Kost of San Tan Valley, charging him
with one count each of attempted sexual assault and attempted child molestation
of a victim under the age of 15.
That alleged victim is the 13th in the case, and he now faces a total of 30
“There’s another victim,” said Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles. “We’ve got another family and we will seek justice on this case.”
Most of the charges were alleged in two indictments issued in May.
Kost has pleaded not guilty.
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kost in April, when sheriff’s
officials alleged he targeted victims ranging from ages 12 to 17 between October
2009 and last April.
“We want to let all the victims who may still be out there that my office will start by believing,” said Voyles.
KTAR’s Cooper Rummell contributed to this report.