For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Bob Cooper
(208) 334-4112

Date: June 25, 2007

Michael Scott Molen Found Guilty of Lewd Conduct with a Minor

(Boise) – On Friday, after more than five hours of deliberation, a Boise County jury found Michael Scott Molen guilty of lewd conduct with a minor under the age of 16 on Friday, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said. Fourth District Judge George Carey ordered Molen held in custody pending sentencing without bond. He will be sentenced on September 14, 2007.

A resident of Garden Valley, Molen, 46, was charged September 19, 2005, with having genital to genital contact with an eight-year-old child. Lewd conduct with a minor under the age of 16 carries a sentence of up to life in prison and also requires registration as a sex offender for life.

The Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Unit handled the case at the request of former Boise County Prosecuting Attorney Theresa Gardunia. Deputy Attorneys General Justin Whatcott and Josh Taylor prosecuted the case.

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