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.
"Social media and the internet is their recruiting ground," said panelist and former U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson. "The goal of a project is to occupy the same space as the recruiters—this is where the battleground is."
"It’s important to remember that areas of Idaho beyond these 11 counties also were impacted and now face the threat of serious flooding as a result of our heavy winter snowfall. This is great news, and there should be more to come.”