Convicted sex offender Steven Sitler’s conditions of probation were amended Friday at a court date originally scheduled as an evidentiary hearing. . . . Thompson said Sitler’s actions that prompted the arrest were a lapse, not a relapse. Lapses are expected as sex offenders go through treatment. . . .
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. . . .
Recently, a man convicted of lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor child under the age of 16 was released on parole after serving 20 months of a life sentence. He is a first-time offender. The average time in an Idaho prison for any sex offender is about 42 months. We believe the system is broken if it allows such short sentences.
Unnoticed and unremarked, Steven Sitler walked among us for 18 months. When Doug Wilson learned of Sitler’s crimes in April of 2005, he did not warn us; he did not inform us; and, to date, he has not seen fit to apologize for failing to alert the members of his church or the larger Moscow community to the presence of this predator in our midst.