Moscow-Pullman Daily News: Hearing set for probation violation charge

Moscow-Pullman Daily News | July 3, 2007

Hearing set for probation violation charge

Staff reportHearing set for probation violation charge

An evidentiary hearing on convicted sex offender Steven Sitler’s alleged probation violation will take place July 20.

The hearing was set after a status conference Monday afternoon in Latah County’s Second District Court.

Sitler was arrested June 18 on an allegation he violated his probation by engaging in voyeurism.

He was forced to move from his home at 801 Residence Street, within 150 feet of Grandma Bea’s Day Care, located at 807 West C St.

“He is no longer at that residence,” said Latah County Prosecuting Attorney Bill Thompson.

Thompson said Sitler would not have been allowed to move there if the probation officer had realized Sitler’s apartment was close to a day care.

Sitler was convicted in July 2005 of one felony count of lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor child under the age of 16. He was sentenced that September, and his life sentence was subject to annual review.

He was released on probation in May after serving less than two years of a life sentence.