RUPERT — Sentencing for a Boise man who police say drove to a Rupert swimming hole to meet a 15-year-old girl for sex was delayed on June 19.
Awfeed Fareed Isho, 26, pleaded guilty to an amended felony charge of child enhancement under a plea agreement with the state.
Isho was originally charged with felony enticing via the internet in an attempt to lure a child under the age of 16.
Prosecutors will recommend for Isho to be placed in the state’s retained jurisdiction program — a therapeutic program run by the Idaho Department of Correction known as a Rider — with a possible sentence of two to five years in prison if he fails the program.
His defense attorney will ask for Isho to be put on probation.
Minidoka County District Judge Jonathan Brody issued an order to disqualify himself from sentencing in the case during a hearing on Monday.
Minidoka County Prosecutor Lance Stevenson said Brody announced the disqualification after he read a victim’s statement written by the girl.
“He felt another judge should sentence him,” Stevenson said.
A new date for the sentencing hearing was not set.
Police said the girl responded to Isho’s Craigslist ad for a car for sale, and during an online conversation Isho began to talk the girl into meeting him to have sex. The girl told her mother who turned the conversation over to the police.
Detectives continued the conversation with Isho while pretending to be the girl.
Police set up a meeting with Isho on Aug. 13 at a Rupert canal. When he arrived he was arrested. He told the police he came only to warn the girl about the dangers of meeting men online.