18-Year-Old Nampa Boy Stands Accused of Lewd Conduct and Sexual Abuse
He's just 18-years-old and he stands accused of sexually abusing a child under the age of 16 and lewd conduct with a child under the age of 16, and police say there may be more victims.
Ashton Joseph Sedrick was arrested Monday on two counts of lewd conduct and one count of sexual abuse of a child according to KTVB.
Detectives say Ashton was acquainted with the girls. He is currently sitting in the Canyon County Jail on a $100,000 bond. Police say Sedrick may have other victims, so if you think you know of someone who was a victim of his, or if you are a victim yourself, you are being asked to come forward.
I do not in any way want to downplay the seriousness of this crime, but I would like to know more about this case before I completely pass judgment.
I have always found it a little insane that an 18-year-old can get in trouble for being with a 16 or 17-year-old but that a 22-year-old is fine seeing an 18-21 year old. The closeness in age makes all the difference for me, not whether or not they have turned 18 so much.
That is not to say that this man didn't behave completely inappropriately, he may very well have and allegations such as sexual abuse cannot be taken lightly.
We'll keep you posted as this story develops.