Long-Haul Trucker Pleads Guilty to Abusing Underage Boys
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A long-haul truck driver from Coeur d'Alene who served as a church youth camp counselor has pleaded guilty to abusing underage boys in Spokane, Washington, and Kootenai counties.
The Spokesman-Review reports that Kevin Sloniker on Wednesday pleaded guilty to molesting seven boys between the ages of 8 and 14. He is scheduled to be sentenced July 13. He was arrested Sept. 14 in Menomonie, Wisconsin, and extradited to Idaho.
Prosecutors say Sloniker met and befriended boys in his role as a youth camp counselor at Immaculate Conception Church in Post Falls. The church is part of the Society of Saint Pius X, a traditionalist group with no canonical standing in the Roman Catholic Church.