Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Officers Arrest Rape Suspect

Arrested: Jason L. Burniston, 31, Boise

Charged: Rape (F), Kidnapping 2nd degree (F)

Shortly after 4:00 this morning, a detective from the Boise Police Special Victims Unit and a Victim-Witness Coordinator responded with patrol officers to a reported rape that had just occurred. After investigating, officers found evidence the suspect had sexual contact with the woman against her will and also prevented her from leaving the Boise residence where the crime reportedly occurred. The suspect and victim are acquainted. Officers were able to quickly locate and following the investigation, arrest the suspect on the above charges. 

The victim in this case is receiving support assistance through the Boise Police Department Victim Services Unit. To learn more about Victim Services log onto www.boisepolice.org and click on Crime Victim Services.