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N. Idaho inmate faces sex abuse charges

Posted at 10:01 AM, May 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-04 12:16:56-04

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) -- A northern Idaho jail inmate has been charged with sex with a minor after authorities say jail staff recorded phone conversations and intercepted letters.

Forty-one-year-old Warren Sherrill was charged earlier this week with three counts of sexual battery of a minor between the ages of 16 and 17 following communications authorities say Sherrill had with a 16-year-old girl.

The Lewiston Tribune reports that Sherrill was in the Nez Perce County Jail awaiting trial on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and being a persistent violator.

A May 19 hearing is set on the sexual battery charges.

A jury trial is scheduled July 18 on the weapon charge and persistent violator enhancement.

A judge set Sherrill's bond at $100,000.