Stephen R. Young, 58, of Eagle, was arrested Friday and booked into the Ada County Jail on five counts of lewd conduct with a child under the age of 16.
Young spent 10 years as a school resource officer, ending in 2005. Multiple efforts to reach school officials familiar with Young’s work in local schools were unsuccessful.
The felony charges represent five different victims in Ada County in various homes over the past five years, the sheriff’s office said. The victims were infants at the time Young is alleged to have had sexual contact with them. Young knew the alleged victims, but they did not live in his home, said the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, which is investigating.
The information police have gathered so far does not indicate any of the alleged incidents happened while Young was on duty or on assignment, Boise police said.
Young was an officer with the Boise Police Department from October 1978 until he retired Feb. 28. Young was a patrol officer from 1978 to 1994; a motorcycle officer from 1994 to 1995; a school resource officer from 1995 to 2005; and a patrol officer from 2005 until his retirement last month.
Boise police spokesman Charles McClure would not say which schools Young served during the 10 years he was a resource officer. “The problem is, it’s a personnel issue, protected by state law,” McClure said.
County investigators say they are trying to determine if there are more alleged victims. They say additional charges are possible.
Young will be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Ada County Courthouse.
Dallas County Coroner Alan Dailey said Saturday the remains of the man, woman and three children are at the state forensics lab for identification.
“We can’t release any names. We have not notified the next of kin and they are not positively identified,” Dailey said.
Authorities responded to the mobile home fire on Dallas County Road 188 early Saturday morning, shortly after midnight.
“All indications were it was an accident,” said Dallas County Sheriff Harris Huffman. “We are continuing to investigate.”
The sheriff said a man, woman and three children, ages 3, 6, and 7 were victims of the fire.
Little more than the front concrete steps, brick foundation and charred boards of flooring were left of the structure. An ash-covered black Pontiac Bonneville was undamaged nearby.
Appliances warped by the extreme heat sat on what remained of the flooring. Metal bed springs, some clothing and appliances were scattered over the debris.
The roof to the structure rested upside down in the back yard. Firefighters had to remove the roof, which had collapsed, to allow recovery of the bodies, according to the coroner.
Two dogs, believed to belong to the man who owned the mobile home, sniffed around in the ashes.
Family friends who live nearby visited what was left of the structure Saturday to inspect the damage and take photographs.
They said the structure belonged to Willie Oden, who had recently moved to the location. The two men did not know the woman or children who are believed victims of the fire.
Huffman said a neighbor noticed the fire and called 911 shortly after midnight.
Volunteer firefighters, Dailey and deputies responded.
By: Brett Davis/Staff
PRIVATE OFFICER NEWS
A security officer still remembers that night as clear as day. The night he ran for his life as a man fired numerous shots at him at a Columbia apartment complex.
Now, that man,Rick Delay Britton, 20, of Odenton has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Britton was originally convicted of first-degree assault, use of a handgun in the commission of a violent crime, and posession of a handgun in December after standing trial in Howard County Circuit Court.
According to police, the security guard tried to run away at which point Britton fired four shots in his direction, none of which hit him.
The 15 year sentence was handed down in two parts. 10 years of the sentence is for the first-degree assault conviction, and the remaining 5 years is for using a handgun to a commit a violent crime.
Prosecutors presented evidence at trial that Britton, accompanied by another man, attacked a security guard at the apartment complex and the security officer nearly lost his life.
Carlos Palacios was a patron at Delgado Travel at 4552 N. Broadway on Feb. 20, 2008, when a Dunbar Armored employee beat him using the pistol grip of his gun, according to a suit filed in Cook County Circuit Count. Dunbar Armored Inc. is an armored car company.
The suit alleges Juan Arreola, an employee of Dunbar, entered the building wearing in his company uniform with firearm and repeatedly struck Palacios with the butt of his gun, “causing grave bodily harm and injury.”
Arreola then pointed the firearm at Palacios and “threatened deadly force” if he were to move, according to the suit.
Palacios seeks $200,000 in the four-count suit.