Former St. Anthony mayor sentenced for rape

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REXBURG, Idaho (AP) _ A former southeastern Idaho mayor and city
councilman has been sentenced to at least three years in prison for
the statutory rape of a 16-year-old girl.
The Standard Journal reports 63-year-old Roy W. Parker of St.
Anthony was sentenced Tuesday to three to 12 years in prison.
District Judge Greg Moeller also levied a $5,000 fine against
Parker, who was convicted in October after a three-day jury trial.
Parker's attorney, John Cutler, sought a suspended sentence or
house arrest along with counseling.
Deputy Fremont County Prosecutor Gilman Gardner argued Parker
took advantage of a young woman entrusted to his care and that the
girl endured pressure to change her testimony.
Parker was mayor of St. Anthony from 1994-97. He has previous
convictions on battery and drug charges.


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