Jimmy Storey is charged with four counts of lewd conduct and a count of sexual abuse of a child after an Ada County grand jury found evidence the 74-year-old had illegal sexual contact with two children numerous times between 1992 and 2003.
Boise police arrested Storey Tuesday afternoon. He left jail Thursday after posting a $100,000 bond, according to Idaho court records.
An arraignment hearing is set for Monday in front of 4th District Judge Patrick Owen.
Boise police began their investigation in January after being contacted by a third party. Detectives found evidence that the illegal sexual contact occurred at a Boise are home, beginning in 1992. The victims were both under the ages of 10 when the abuse began and well known to Storey, police say.
The case was presented to a grand jury Tuesday, who found enough evidence to indict Storey on the charges.
A change in Idaho law in 2006 allowed prosecutors to charge Storey with the crimes from the '90s. Prior to 2006, victims would have had to report sexual abuse before they turned 23 or else the cases could not be charged because of statute of limitations restrictions. Now, any victims of such crimes that have occurred after 2006 can report them at any time, and those cases can be charged.
In this case, the victims were both under the age of 23 when the law was changed in 2006, which means they were still able to report the crimes from the '90s this year. If they were older than 23 in 2006, these charges would not have been possible.
This case is a perfect example of the benefit of the law (change), Ada County Deputy Prosecutor Jean Fisher said.
The indictment charges five different occasions when illegal sexual activity took place over a 10-year period.
The crime of lewd conduct is punishable by up to life in prison.