Jason Lloyd Schaber is being held in the Ada County Jail on felony charges of lewd conduct and soliciting a minor for prostitution after Ada County Sheriffs deputies say he posted an ad on Craigslist offering a toddler for sex.
Sheriffs officials say investigators also found videos of Schaber having illegal sexual contact with the 3-year-old girl when they searched his home in the 3600 block of Summerset Way, which is in the Victory/Five Mile roads neighborhood, Thursday afternoon.
The girl, who is known to Schaber, was declared to be in imminent danger by sheriffs deputies and placed in the custody of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, according to reports.
Investigators with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force began their investigation of Schaber in mid April after Boise police were contacted by a person who saw the Craigslist ad. Investigators worked with Craigslist and were able to eventually trace the ad back to Schaber by mid-May, according to reports.
While ICAC investigators worked on the Internet portion of the case, sheriffs deputies gathered evidence to get a search warrant for the home, which they served Thursday afternoon. Thats where investigators found the videos and other evidence, officials said. Deputies were watching Schaber and arrested him on a traffic stop after the warrant was served at his home.
Schaber was then arrested and booked into the jail.
The Ada County Sheriffs Office took the lead on the case since ICAC consists of law enforcement officers from a variety of local, state and federal departments.
Sheriffs spokeswoman Andrea Dearden said deputies are trying to figure out if there may be other child victims and expect additional charges to be filed against Schaber as the investigation continues.
While it is unclear if anyone responded to Schabers ad, investigators say it does not appear he actually met anyone about it or completed any kind of transaction.
Schaber will make his initial court appearance later Friday.
The crime of lewd conduct is punishable by up to life in prison.