Last month, a jury found Ruben Bolivar of Rio Rico guilty of eight counts of child sexual abuse, for which he can expect a lengthy prison term when he is sentenced in March.

However, despite the charges, trial, conviction and pending punishment against Bolivar in Santa Cruz County Superior Court case number CR-2017 00121, there is no evidence in the state's public access online court database that any of it ever existed.

That's because child sexual offense cases like Bolivar's are kept off the public access website as the result of a particular interpretation of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona.

"It seems reasonable to include the most basic information about the case itself so one can know whether to visit the courthouse and inspect the records there," said Ballard Spahr Partner David J. Bodney.

"I can't understand why the case wouldn't be listed," he said. "That's a literal interpretation of the rule."

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