BOISE, Idaho – A man accused of trying to lure an intended rape victim to a Boise park with the promise of a free iPod has been found guilty of attempted rape by a jury in southwest Idaho.
Stephen Newman, 33, faces up to 15 years in prison following Wednesday's verdict.
Fourth District Judge Michael Wetherall revoked Newman's $1 million bond, meaning Newman will remain in jail until his sentencing hearing on Sept. 5.
Prosecutors say Newman placed an ad on Craigslist offering a free iPod in a public park bathroom and that on July 27, 2007, he waited in his Ford Explorer for someone to claim it.
A woman who answered the ad called police after seeing a man who she thought was sitting in wait in his car near the bathroom.