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Former Boise addictions therapist accused of sex assault killed in shootout with police

A former Boise addictions therapist accused of sexual assault died Wednesday in a shootout with Wyoming police, according to report from the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

Scott Addison, 49, who was arrested in March in Wyoming for more than two dozen felony sexual assault and blackmail charges, formerly worked for the Ada County drug and veterans courts and for the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance.

Addison was identified as the man killed by police in an hour-long standoff in Cheyenne and was pronounced dead at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. He was set to go to trial Monday in Albany County Court facing charges of blackmail, felonious restraint, possession of a controlled substance and 18 charges of sexual exploitation of a minor.

Though he never faced similar charges in Idaho, public records turn up references to possible questionable conduct by Addison while he lived here. At the same time, he has sued previous Idaho employers in federal court, claiming he was discriminated against due to his gender and that a supervisor carried on a sexual relationship with him.

A Laramie County Sheriff’s Department deputy pulled Addison over for a traffic stop and discovered Addison was armed with a rifle and was wanted on warrants.

The man refused to comply with commands given by law enforcement officers, and the deputy called for backup, according to a news release.

He fired, and three Cheyenne Police Department officers returned fire. One Laramie County Sheriff’s Department deputy also fired their weapon.

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