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Man is arrested for trying to hire someone to kill the 7-year-old he’s accused of sexually abusing 

Idaho man, 60, facing trial for sexually abusing a child ‘tried to pay someone to kill the seven-year-old victim and their family’

  • Byron Ely, of Boise, pleaded not guilty on Friday and currently remains in custody at the Ada County Jail on a $6million bond 
  • The 60-year-old has been charged on suspicion of lewd conduct with a child younger than the age of 16 
  • Ely’s trial for the sexual abuse was scheduled to begin on March 17
  • But the Boise Police Department received a tip from someone who said the man contacted them and offered to pay them to kill the child and the child’s parents
  • Ely’s bond was set to $5million for the solicitation to commit a crime charge while the rest was from the lewd conduct charge 

Byron Ely, of Boise, pleaded not guilty on Friday and currently remains in custody at the Ada County Jail on a $6million bond

An Idaho man is said to have tried to hire someone to kidnap and kill a seven-year-old child he is accused of sexually abusing. 

Byron Ely, of Boise, pleaded not guilty on Friday and currently remains in custody at the Ada County Jail on a $6million bond. 

The 60-year-old has been charged on suspicion of lewd conduct with a child younger than the age of 16, according to the Idaho Statesman. 

Ely’s trial for the sexual abuse was scheduled to begin on March 17. 

But the Boise Police Department received a tip from someone who said the man contacted them and offered to pay them to kill the child and the child’s parents, according to prosecutors.

Ely’s bond was set to $5million for the solicitation to commit a crime charge while the rest was from the lewd conduct charge. 

His next court appearance is scheduled for July 29 at 11am. 

His lewd conduct trial has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Idaho Supreme Court has ordered courts to temporarily postpone assembling jury panels. 

Ely's bond was set to $5million for the solicitation to commit a crime charge while the rest was from the lewd conduct charge

Ely’s bond was set to $5million for the solicitation to commit a crime charge while the rest was from the lewd conduct charge

 

 



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