In a special progress report, Steven Sitler’s new probation officer has reported that new and recently suspended chaperones, including his wife and parents, are in the process of seeking approval again.
It is this officer’s position that a balance must be made in terms of community protection and rehabilitation of this offender. Both of these areas are addressed with this current plan along a path of cautious scrutiny due to the history in this case and Mr. Sitler’s diagnosis as a fixated pedophile in 2005 who “under no circumstances should be allowed to be around children unsupervised”.
Latah County Prosecuting Attorney Bill Thompson said his office has been contacted by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Child Protection Services and was informed that it will be opening an investigation into the family of Steven Sitler.
On the 26th day of September, 2005, the Defendant, STEVEN JAMES SITLER, Defendant’s counsel, Dean Wullenwaber, and the State’s attorney, William W. Thompson, Jr., appeared before this Court for pronouncement of judgment. . . .
This being the time fixed pursuant to order of the Court for conducting a telephone conference in an attempt to consolidate terms and conditions of probation into one document in this case, Court noted the participation of counsel in this conference call. . . .
In light of the recent court proceedings involving Steven Sitler, and the resultant coverage of those proceedings in the media, we believe that it is necessary for the session of Christ Church to make a public statement of where we have stood in this matter, and where we stand now. . . .
A Latah County 2nd District Court judge ordered Tuesday that a convicted sex offender, Steven Sitler, must continue to have an approved chaperone present, within his direct line of sight, at all times he is around his infant child in the wake of new disclosures of “contact resulting in actual sexual stimulation.”
This being the time fixed pursuant to order of the Court for review of the defendant’s probation terms in this case, Court noted the presence of counsel; Blaine Holman, Probation Officer; and the defendant. . . .