The last item concerns a young man that many of you know — Steven Sitler. He was in our community last year, although not as a member of our church. He was recently sentenced (justly) to jail for sexual molestation of young children, including some in our congregation. One of the victim families involved was that of. . . .
IT IS ORDERED ADJUDGED AND DECREED, that STEVEN JAMES SITLER stands CONVICTED OF RECORD of the crime of LEWD CONDUCT WITH A MINOR UNDER SIXTEEN YEARS OF AGE, in violation of Idaho Code Section Idaho Code 18-1508, and that defendant be committed to the custody of the Idaho State Board of Correction for a period of LIFE. . . .
I am grateful that he will be sentenced for his behavior, and that there will be hard consequences for him in real time. At the same time, I would urge that the civil penalties applied would be measured and limited. I have a good hope that Steven has genuinely repented, and that he will continue to deal with this to become a productive and contributing member of society.
The session now deems it necessary to further inform you, the members of the body of Christ at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, OPC, concerning the nature of the offenses Steven has committed. Ten days ago, in Latah County, Idaho, Steven entered a plea of ‘guilty’ to the charge of lewd conduct with a minor under sixteen years of age, which is a felony. . . .
COMES NOW THE STATE OF IDAHO, by and through its attorney, William W. Thompson, Jr., Prosecuting Attorney, and Defendant STEVEN JAMES SITLER, and his attorney, Dean Wullenwaber, and pursuant to Rule 11(d) (1) (B), Idaho Criminal Rules, submit the following Plea Agreement to the Court for its acceptance or rejection. . . .