Kamiah man charged in lewd conduct with minor

Aug. 25 preliminary hearing set

— A Kamiah man will appear in magistrate court this month, charged with lewd conduct with a minor under 16, a felony.

Aaron R. Patton, 21, is being held in the Idaho County Jail on $50,000 bond, according to the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO). He is set for an Aug. 25 preliminary hearing, purpose of which is to determine if there is probable cause in the case for it to be bound over to district court to stand trial.

According to an ICSO release, on Aug. 13, the agency received a report of a rape that had reportedly occurred the previous night in White Bird. Detective Sgt. Brian Hewson interviewed the juvenile victim, age 15, and witnesses and determined there was enough evidence to make an arrest.

Patton was arrested without incident at his residence in Kamiah.

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