TWIN FALLS • Police say a Twin Falls man listed sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl on a worksheet in an apparent attempt to help him recover from committing the abuse.
In September 2012, a woman filed a report with the Twin Falls Police Department, saying that a man sexually abused her daughter.
According to a report by police, the woman said after learning of the abuse she called the man, Chad Eric Minteer, 35, and he allegedly admitted to abusing the girl on seven different occasions.
The woman said she learned about the abuse when Minteer’s girlfriend came to her home unexpectedly and gave her a paper she found in Minteer’s bedroom, the report states.
The paper was labeled “Fourth Step Inventory: Sex Conduct & Harm Done to Others,” according to the report. The report states four names were written on the paper, including the woman’s daughter.
“Next to her name in the section labeled ‘We List Each Thing We Did to Them’ was handwritten in, ‘touched her several times,’” the report states. “In the section labeled ‘What Should I Have Done Instead?’ was written ‘Left her room, prayed for strength,’”
An Internet search shows that the worksheet is similar to one used in 12-step alcoholism recovery programs.
According to the report, the woman said she talked with her daughter and the girl said she remembered one incident with Minteer that made her feel uncomfortable.
The report states that Minteer admitted to giving a sex toy to the girl as well.
In October, St. Luke’s Children At Risk Evaluation Services interviewed the girl. During the interview, the girl said Minteer touched her and she used a pen to mark four areas on a drawing of a female child to show where she was touched. The girl also said Minteer had apologized at one point for touching her.
According to the report, in an interview with police, Minteer’s girlfriend said Minteer knew police wanted to talk to him and he did not try to stop her from talking to police.
Minteer told his girlfriend he was seeking help and never wanted to touch the girl inappropriately again.
On Thursday, Feb. 21, Minteer was arraigned on one count of injury to a child in Twin Falls County 5th District Court. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 1.