09-16-10 Arrest for Lewd Conduct; Officers concerned may be
Boise, Sept. 16, 2010 - Boise Police
have arrested a man wanted for one count of Lewd Conduct with a
Minor. Investigators are concerned other children may have been
victimized by the suspect.
Arrested: Russell J. Parker, 28,
Charge: Lewd Conduct with a Minor
Boise Police arrested the suspect,
Parker last night. Ada County Prosecutors issued a warrant for his
arrest late Tuesday after a police investigation that began July
Boise Police were called by a relative
of the alleged victim, a male toddler around the age of 3,
reporting the alleged abuse occurred while the suspect was
babysitting the victim at the victim's Boise home. The suspect is
an acquaintance of the victim's family and, although not a daycare
provider, was proving babysitting services for the victim's family
earlier this spring and summer. After investigating, detectives
with the Boise Police Special Victims Unit forwarded the report to
prosecutors, who issued the arrest warrant for Parker. He has since
been booked into the Ada County Jail.
Investigators working the case say they
have reason to suspect Parker may have sexually abused other
children. Investigators are asking any other adults who believe
their children may have been around Parker in recent months to call
Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.
Due to the ongoing investigating, if
other potential victims are located, that information will only be
available for public release upon filing of any additional criminal
Again, anyone with information on other
children who may have been around the suspect, Russell Parker, is
urged to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, log onto www.343cops.com,
or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236.