Man accused of sexual exploitation

Print Article

SANDPOINT — A Post Falls man is being prosecuted in Bonner and Kootenai counties for sexually abusing a vulnerable adult.

Rex Daniel Clark’s preliminary hearing on the Bonner County charge is set for Wednesday in magistrate court. A preliminary hearing date for the Kootenai County charge is pending, according to the Idaho Supreme Court Data Repository.

Clark, 55, is accused of touching the 38-year-old woman’s breasts and genitals at a cabin he owns at Kelso Lake between January and September of this year. Clark further accused of having her perform oral sex on him, according to a Bonner County sheriff’s detective’s probable cause affidavit.

The allegations surfaced last June, when the alleged victim advised Clark’s wife that he was cheating on her.

Clark’s wife was the alleged victim’s caregiver and runs a Post Falls group home regulated by the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare, according to court records.

The woman underwent a forensic evaluation in Coeur d’Alene, where she disclosed that Clark had sexual contact with her on a number of occasions over a two- to three-year period, court documents indicate.

Clark initially denied inappropriate conduct with the woman, but later admitted that he had touched her genitals and breasts, in addition to having her perform oral sex, the affidavit said.

Clark insisted the sexual conduct was consensual, although the woman was unable to give consent because she met the statutory requirements of being a vulnerable adult, court records show. The woman is developmentally disabled with the capabilities comparable to those of a seven-year-old child.

Sexual exploitation of a vulnerable adult is a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a $25,000 fine, according to Idaho Code.

Keith Kinnaird can be reached by email at kkinnaird@bonnercountydailybee.com and follow him on Twitter @KeithDailyBee.

Print Article

Read More Local News

Vet home may come sooner

September 23, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press By BRIAN WALKER Hagadone News Network POST FALLS — Supporters of a future Idaho veterans home in Post Falls hope the project will hit a faster track to construction thanks to a proposed increase ...

Comments

Read More

NIC creates two healthcare programs

September 23, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee COEUR d’ALENE — North Idaho College has been awarded a $207,590 Idaho Department of Labor grant to fund two new courses in the healthcare field: Medical Assistant Apprenticeship and Patient Care Tech...

Comments

Read More

Accused vandal floods City Hall

September 23, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — A day before crashing his vehicle during a police pursuit in Ponderay, a Bonner County man caused flooding at City Hall that resulted in damages of $12,000, according to court documents. ...

Comments

Read More

CANSS outlines smelter legal challenges

September 23, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee NEWPORT — A judge has been appointed to begin hearing arguments in a lawsuit which seeks to void the sale of public property purchased by PacWest Silicon, according to counsel for the Citizens Agains...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 263-9534
PO Box 159
Sandpoint, ID 83864

©2018 Bonner County Daily Bee Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X