First Idaho Crimes Against Children Conference Under Way in Boise


Law enforcement will be examining some of Idaho's most horrific sex crimes against children over the next two days as part of the first-of-its-kind Idaho Crimes Against Children Conference.

"I wasn't exactly sure how many people would attend something like this," said Ada County Sheriff's Det. Ryan Pacheco, organizer of the event.

But as Pacheco opened the ICAC conference this morning, he looked out at nearly 200 attendees, representing 35 law enforcement agencies from Idaho and Nevada. Pacheco said the group included representatives from five Idaho prosecutors' offices, social workers, therapists and professors.

Pacheco told Citydesk that media coverage was extremely limited at the event because case studies and new techniques to capture sex offenders would be shared with attendees.

"A lot of what you will see here is not nice stuff," cautioned Pacheco. "But this is what we do. You need to see this without looking away. We can deal with our emotions later, but this is your job."

Among the case studies being examined today is the case of Joseph Edward Duncan, the serial offender found guilty of a 2005 triple homicide and child abduction in north Idaho. Duncan currently awaits for appeals of concurrent death sentences to make their way through the court system. Making the presentation will be Don Robinson, senior agent with the FBI.