U.S. Attorney of Idaho Calls for Calm After Assault of 5-Year-Old
BOISE, Idaho (KLIX)- The U.S. Attorney for Idaho, Wendy Olson, issued a statement Friday supporting law enforcement and Twin Falls County Prosecutor in the handling of the alleged sexual assault at the Fawnbrook Apartments in Twin Falls. The statement encourages the community to remain calm and supportive and pay close attention to the facts given by authorities. The statement goes on to read:
“Grant Loebs is an experienced prosecutor, and Chief Craig Kingsbury is an experienced law enforcement officer. They are moving fairly and thoughtfully in this case,” said Wendy J. Olson, U.S. Attorney for Idaho. “As Mr. Loebs and Chief Kingsbury informed the public, the subjects in this case are juveniles, ages 14, 10 and 7. The criminal justice system, whether at the state or federal level, requires that juveniles be afforded a specific process with significant restrictions on the information that can be released. The fact that the subjects are juveniles in no way lessens the harm to or impact on the victim and her family. The spread of false information or inflammatory or threatening statements about the perpetrators or the crime itself reduces public safety and may violate federal law. We have seen time and again that the spread of falsehoods about refugees divides our communities. I urge all citizens and residents to allow Mr. Loebs and Chief Kingsbury and their teams to do their jobs.”
News Radio 1310 asked Prosecutor Loebs Friday if the two boys detained had been released and he said he could not comment, per the judges order. Magicvalley.com is reporting that the two boys suspect in the case have been released.