Printed on: July 24, 2013

I.F. man charged with sexual abuse

By RUTH BROWN
rbrown@postregister.com

Bonneville County sheriff's deputies arrested a 55-year-old man May 10 for reportedly sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl.

Joseph E. Mann, of Idaho Falls, is charged with sex abuse of a minor younger than 16, Bonneville County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Daniel Clark said.

The alleged abuse occurred multiple times with a girl who was known to Mann. The abuse was reported by a counselor, Clark said.

Mann was released from the Bonneville County Jail on May 15 after posting $100,000 bail. His next court appearance is set at 10 a.m. Aug. 7.

Sexual abuse of a minor younger than 16 is punishable by up to 25 years in prison.

Ruth Brown can be reached at 542-6750.