The Idaho State Journal reports prosecutors said "once Yeates is sentenced in [Bingham] county, the charges against her in Bannock County will also be dismissed." A single charge of sexual abuse of a minor in Idaho comes with a possible penalty of up to 25 years behind bars.
A former Idaho resident has filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America and the Ore-Ida Council of the Boy Scouts alleging the organizations did not do enough to protect him, and other scouts, from sexual abuse by a known abuser.
The suit, filed Monday in Ada County, is the first to take advantage of a change in state law that lengthens the statue of limitations for reporting childhood sexual abuse.
Zane Fields was convicted and sentenced to death in July 1990 after prosecutors said he fatally stabbed a woman in the neck while stealing $50 from the Wishing Well Gift Shop in Boise in February 1988.
"Now it is time for the City of Boise, CCDC, and GBAD to do the same in keeping with our commitment to preserve and enhance the quality of life Boisean’s cherish as we grow and seek new economic development opportunities."