Boise man pleads guilty to offering toddler for sex

May 31, 2013 

Jason Lloyd Schaber, 41, pleaded guilty Friday to felony sexual exploitation of children and felony distribution of sexually explicit images of minors, taking a plea agreement in U.S. District Court. Prosecutors will recommend a 30-year prison sentence, according to court documents.

His sentencing is set for Aug. 13 at the federal courthouse in Boise.

Schaber was originally charged in Idaho's 4th District Court before the case moved to federal court. A grand jury indicted him on 23 federal charges, most of them related to making and distributing child pornography. The plea agreement was filed in court on May 20.

He was arrested in May 2012 after allegedly posting an April ad in the "Casual Encounters" section of Craigslist offering the toddler for sex, without mentioning her age. Police were tipped off by a man who responded to the ad, asking how old the girl was.

The girl was known to Schaber, according to court documents.

Schaber will be required to undergo a psychosexual evaluation before his sentencing as part of his plea agreement. He also will be prohibited from having any contact with minors, including living or working at places that would give him access to minors. He will be required to register as a sex offender for life.

As part of the plea agreement, Schaber will largely waive his right to appeal his sentence.

Read more about Schaber's case here.

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