As of Tuesday, December 12, 2017
GRANGEVILLE While in the Idaho County jail on a pending statutory rape charge, a Kooskia man is alleged to have asked go-betweens to convince the victim in the case to state nothing happened between them.
Now, Glenn A. Mason, 58, has a new felony charge, attempted intimidation of a witness, a felony, along with misdemeanor violation of a no-contact order.
Mason was arraigned on these charges Monday, Dec. 4, as well as on his felony rape charge, which followed his arrest Nov. 10 at his U.S. Highway 12 residence. He is set for jury trial in both cases in May 2018.
As per Idaho Code 18-6101(2), statutory rape is defined with the victim being 16 or 17 years of age, and the perpetrator is three or more years older.
According to the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Keith Olsen and Corporal Craig Hoodman were at the residence on a theft case follow-up, during which Mason was allegedly found in bed with a 17-year-old female. Subsequent interviews indicated a sexual relationship existed between the pair.
New charges against Mason stem from a Nov. 18 jail visitation with Mason, and two subsequent phone calls, all of which were monitored by an Idaho County jailer. According to court documents, Mason in these conversations is alleged to have requested a female be contacted — believed to be the victim in the case — and for her to write an affidavit concerning the rape charge. According to documents, the jailer stated he heard Mason say in all three conversations, “She has to say nothing happened,” and “She needs to write that nothing happened, it wasn’t me.”