Boise man arrested for sexual abuse of a child

Posted at 3:55 PM, Apr 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-13 19:16:47-04

A 61-year-old Boise man who showed a preteen victim sexually explicit images and had illegal sexual contact over a six-year period has been arrested.

Otis M. Disbennett is charged with three counts of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 16.

Disbennett was arrested at his home in south Boise on Tuesday, April 12th. He has since posted a $5,000 bond and has been released according to Patrick Orr from the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.

Disbennett was investigated by officials in late-January after being informed by a third-party of the alleged abuse. The victim is well known and was taken into protective custody following the claim.

Prosecutors issued a warrant for Disbennett’s arrest on Monday.

Disbennett was a former juvenile probation officer who worked in Kuna before leaving his job five years ago.

Detectives are concerned there may be other victims.

Anyone with information about Disbennett or has knowledge about other possible victims should call detectives at 577-3702 or email

Disbennett is set to make his initial court appearance Tuesday.