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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A new state analysis shows that just 4 percent of reported rapes in Idaho result in a guilty conviction of a sex crime. According to the Idaho State Police report, rape charges are the most likely to be amended or modified to a lesser charge compared to other sex crime charges.
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — An eastern Idaho police chief is defending the arrest of a man who was videotaping the outside of a public building even though the officer who made the arrest cited a law that doesn't exist. Pocatello Police Chief Scott Marchand says the unnamed officer handled the situation well. Sean Johnson was videotaping the exterior of an FBI building when the officer accused him of "public voyeurism" and arrested him. Johnson's attorney wants the case dismissed.
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Officials say the details about an 18-year-old Idaho man's death and the two men charged in connection should be made public this week at a court hearing. The two men are making their way into Latah County custody after being held in Washington state. Tim Reeves was found dead with a single close-range rifle gunshot wound to the head.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities are warning about a rise in virtual kidnappings _ where con artists falsely claim to be holding victims' relatives for ransom. Los Angeles police and federal officials say that dozens of people have fallen prey to the scam in recent years and have paid out more than $100,000. Officials say that in virtual kidnappings, the callers demand that the victims remain on the phone so they don't have a chance to call their loved ones.
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