Nampa attorney stands trial on battery charge
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- An attorney accused of assaulting a woman at his Nampa law office is facing trial this week on a charge of battery with intent to commit a felony.
Prosecutors say 50-year-old John Prior tried to have sex with a woman who rebuffed his advances during a May 2011 incident. But Prior's attorney has said the encounter was consensual, and that the woman's story has changed at times.
A grand jury indicted Prior earlier this year and since he practices as a Canyon County defense attorney, the Idaho Attorney General's Office is prosecuting the case.
The alleged victim, a 20-year-old woman, testified Prior offered her money, employment and assistance in a legal case is she would have sex with him. She testified that Prior forced himself on her when she refused.