The Nampa Police Department, with assistance of the Boise Police Department, apprehended 20-year-old Mark Timperley of Indianapolis, IN, at the Boise Greyhound Bus Terminal Monday night. Timperley began an online dating relationship with a 14-year-old Nampa girl in December and after requesting and receiving inappropriate images of the girl, traveled to Idaho to be with her.
The Nampa Police School Resource Officer division became aware of the situation and brought in detectives to assist in the investigation and apprehension of Timperley upon his arrival in Boise.
“Timperley was very surprised to meet us at the terminal,” Detective Troy Hale said. “We were clearly not who he was expecting.”
Timperley was booked into the Ada County Jail on a felony charge of “Enticing a child through the internet or other communication device.”
18-1509A. ENTICING A CHILD THROUGH USE OF THE INTERNET OR OTHER COMMUNICATION DEVICE — PENALTIES — JURISDICTION. (1) A person aged eighteen (18) years or older shall be guilty of a felony if such person knowingly uses the internet or any device that provides transmission of messages, signals, facsimiles, video images or other communication to solicit, seduce, lure, persuade or entice by words or actions, or both, a person under the age of sixteen (16) years or a person the defendant believes to be under the age of sixteen (16) years to engage in any sexual act with or against the person where such act would be a violation of chapter 15, 61 or 66, title 18, Idaho Code.
(2) Any person who is convicted of a violation of this section shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a period not to exceed fifteen (15) years.
(3) It shall not constitute a defense against any charge or violation of this section that a law enforcement officer, peace officer, or other person working at the direction of law enforcement was involved in the detection or investigation of a violation of this section.
(4) In a prosecution under this section, it is not necessary for the prosecution to show that an act described in chapter 15, 61 or 66, title 18, Idaho Code, actually occurred.
(5) The offense is committed in the state of Idaho for purposes of determining jurisdiction if the transmission that constitutes the offense either originates in or is received in the state of Idaho.