A Nampa man admitted to police that he repeatedly sexually assaulted a 16-year-old , according to an affidavit filed as part of a court case against him.
Fernando Morales, 49, was arrested Wednesday and is charged with felony sexual battery of a minor child. Thursday, he remained in the Canyon County Jail on $250,000 bond; a no-contact order has also been filed.
After the teen girl reported the incidents to the Nampa Police Department, Morales initially denied, but ultimately admitted to the assaults. He told a Nampa officer that starting “about last June or July” he and the girl had been having sex two or three times a week. He also told police he took videos of them having sex.
Morales’ criminal history listed him as a deported felon, according to the affidavit. Along with the bond, the Canyon County Jail lists an immigration hold placed on him.
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He told investigators he moved to Idaho from Texas about a month ago, and had only been at his current residence for about two weeks. According to the affidavit, he provided police with a New Mexico identification card and “an old Texas CDL photo.”
Morales is next scheduled for a preliminary hearing Sept. 7 in Canyon County Court. At that type of hearing, a judge determines if there’s enough evidence for a case to advance to district court and a full trial.