Crime

Boise veterinarian charged with violating no contact order in child sex abuse case

Dr. Craig D. Maloney, a veterinarian of Meridian, pleaded guilty Aug. 9 to touching the private parts of a girl, who was 9 or 10 at the time of the abuse.
Dr. Craig D. Maloney, a veterinarian of Meridian, pleaded guilty Aug. 9 to touching the private parts of a girl, who was 9 or 10 at the time of the abuse.

A Boise veterinarian who was charged with 10 felony counts of lewd conduct and child sexual abuse in March is now accused of a new crime — coming too close to the child he’s alleged to have abused while at a graduation ceremony, violating a no contact order.

Craig D. Maloney was booked into the Ada County Jail on March 8 and held on $500,000 bond. At his arraignment the next day, his bond was reduced to $50,000, and he posted bond that same day.

A no contact order prohibits Maloney from knowingly being within 500 feet of the child he’s accused of abusing and “all unchaperoned minor children.”

The 47-year-old Meridian resident, who owns Orchard Animal Hospital and Mountain View Animal Hospital, is accused of sexually abusing a child from 2008 through 2017, starting when the child was 5. The child’s father contacted authorities after she disclosed abuse, Meridian police said.

According to the criminal complaint, the five counts of lewd conduct involve allegations that Maloney inappropriately touched the child’s private areas, and the five counts of sexual abuse allege he masturbated in front the child.

On May 26, Maloney is alleged to have broken that no contact order when attending his child’s high school graduation at Taco Bell Arena, according to court records.

The child that order was intended to protect saw Maloney and then texted her father, who called police. When Maloney was approached by a police officer at the event, he said he was not aware the child was at the event, a deputy prosecutor told Magistrate Judge Daniel Steckel at a probable cause hearing. When asked to leave the building, Maloney did, a police report shows.

Steckel said Taco Bell Arena is very large, and he asked for evidence that Maloney was within 500 feet of the child. The deputy prosecutor described the locations of Maloney and the child in the arena, and Steckel found probable cause to charge him.

Maloney was charged with misdemeanor violation of a no contact order. He was booked into jail on the charge June 10, and he posted $10,000 bond that day.

Prosecutors filed a motion to revoke bond in the original case due to the alleged violation of the no contact order. Fourth District Court Judge Samuel Hoagland opted to increase Maloney’s bond from $50,000 to $75,000. Maloney posted bond and was released.

Maloney has a pre-trial conference hearing for the sex abuse case at 11 a.m. Aug. 9 before Judge Hoagland. The trial is set for 9 a.m. Aug. 20.

A pre-trial conference for the no contact order charge is set for 8:15 a.m. on Aug. 29 before Judge John T. Hawley Jr.

Katy Moeller: 208-377-6413

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