As of Tuesday, June 26, 2018
GRANGEVILLE A Kooskia man will spend the next several years in prison, following his conviction this month on felony statutory rape.
At his June 18 sentencing in district court, Glenn A. Mason, 58, was ordered to serve a minimum of four years and a maximum of seven in the custody of the Idaho State Board of Correction, and to pay $545.50 in court costs.
The charge resulted during a Nov. 10, 2017, interaction with law enforcement at his U.S. Highway 12 residence. According to court records, 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 found in bed with a 17-year-old female. Subsequent interviews indicated a sexual relationship existed between the pair.
Statutory rape is defined in Idaho code 18-6101(2) with the victim being 16 or 17 years of age, and the perpetrator is three or more years older.
A week following his arrest, Mason was charged with attempted intimidation of a witness, a felony, and misdemeanor violation of a no-contact order. This concerned his alleged attempt to contact the victim through an intermediate and have her change her story that nothing happened between them. As per an agreement in which Mason would plead guilty to the rape, these subsequent charges were dismissed.
Idaho County Prosecutor Kirk MacGregor handled the case, presided over by District Judge Greg FitzMaurice. Mason was represented by public defender John Wiltse.