James L. McKim : “57-Year-Old Idaho Man Arrested for Sexual Abuse of Minor, Held on $75,000 Bond”

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Minor Discloses Sexual Abuse by 57-Year-Old Male in Jerome, Idaho

JEROME, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — In a shocking revelation, a minor recently came forward to disclose that they had been sexually abused by a 57-year-old male on multiple occasions between January and March of this year. The alleged perpetrator has been identified as James L. McKim.

According to the minor’s account, McKim provided them with methamphetamine and took advantage of them while they were asleep. This distressing information led to a thorough investigation, during which it was discovered that McKim had faced similar accusations of sexual abuse back in 2014.

However, the previous case was closed due to the victims’ reluctance to maintain contact with the assigned detectives. Presently, McKim has been arraigned via Zoom at the Jerome County District Court and is currently being held in custody at the Jerome County jail.

Stricter Measures Imposed by Judge in Sexual Abuse Case

During the arraignment, Judge John B. Lothspeich issued a no contact order, strictly prohibiting any form of communication or physical proximity between the defendant and the alleged victim. Furthermore, McKim is required to maintain a distance of 1000 feet from the victim’s location.

Additionally, as a condition of any potential bond, McKim is forbidden from having any contact with minors under the age of 18. This measure aims to safeguard vulnerable children from potential harm.

Defense Attorney’s Motion Denied, Bond Remains $75,000

McKim’s public defense attorney attempted to argue for a lower bond, proposing that McKim be released under the supervision of his sister and husband. However, Judge Lothspeich denied the motion, deeming the existing bond of $75,000 appropriate.

The defendant’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 14th at 9 a.m. during which further evidence and testimonies will be presented to assess the viability of the charges brought against McKim.

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