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A 40-year-old Clifton man is in the Greenlee County Jail accused of sexually abusing four children, one of whom said they were abused over a period of three years.

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Edward Stewart

Edward Stewart is facing six counts of sexual conduct with a minor under 12, six counts of sexual conduct with a minor under 15, three counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child, two counts of luring of a minor for sexual exploitation and one count each of sexual abuse and molestation of a child.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Greenlee County Superior Court, Stewart is alleged to have abused one of the children February 2013 through February 2016.

A mental health counselor contacted authorities about Stewart after one of her patients told her about the alleged abuse and Stewart was arrested Jan. 13.

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