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Sex offender receives sentence

North Idaho man gets prison for registry violation

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Posted: Saturday, June 29, 2013 12:00 am

COEUR d'ALENE - A 39-year-old Coeur d'Alene man was sentenced this week to serve up to six years in state prison for providing false information to the sex-offender registry regarding his place of residence.

Marcus S. Wall holds a lengthy criminal history, including felony convictions for rape, burglary and failure to register as a sex offender. He has multiple misdemeanor convictions for DUI, injury to a child, operating a vehicle without liability insurance, driving without privileges, eluding an officer, failure to provide proof of insurance and obstructing an officer.

"His inability to follow Idaho law regarding the sex-offender registry, and violating the terms of his probation, when combined with his lengthy criminal history, all indicate an unwillingness to follow rules in place to protect our community," said Prosecutor Barry McHugh.

First District Judge Ben Simpson, who sentenced Wall, ordered the first two years of his sentence to be fixed and the following four years indeterminate. Wall was also sentenced to the time he had already served for violating terms of his probation on a prior conviction for failure to register as a sex offender.

"Judge Simpson's sentence provides Mr. Wall an opportunity to show the Department of Correction that he has had a change of heart, or he will be in prison for all of the six years imposed," McHugh said. "It is an appropriate sentence under the circumstances."

Kootenai County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Josh Studor handled the case with the help of the North Idaho Sexual Offender Task Force, which investigated the matter, and the Idaho Department of Correction, which attempted to supervise Wall.

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3 comments:

  • idaholiberal posted at 11:18 am on Sat, Jun 29, 2013.

    idaholiberal Posts: 206

    Another liberal here who would throw the towel in on this guy! Injury to a child seals the deal.

     
  • concernedcitizen posted at 8:51 am on Sat, Jun 29, 2013.

    concernedcitizen Posts: 2530

    "........a lengthy criminal history, including felony convictions for rape, burglary and failure to register as a sex offender. He has multiple misdemeanor convictions for DUI, injury to a child,......"

    This guy should NEVER be released.

     
  • Miketeague posted at 7:55 am on Sat, Jun 29, 2013.

    Miketeague Posts: 2398

    On most issues I am a raving liberal, such as locking people up for marijuana is just plain asinine, but on people like this, he should have been put away a long time ago and never allowed to see the light of day again.
    It’s very easy to knock anything from CA but they at least have a 3 strikes law to handle career criminals.
    Before any of you anti’s speak just keep in mind that this is a some what red state and the judges were put in place by red inhabitants.

     
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