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Jury convicts man of lewd conduct after three-day trial

Shane Alan Cady | Bonneville County Jail
IDAHO FALLS – A 44-year-old man was found guilty of lewd conduct Wednesday after a three-day trial.
Shane Alan Cady was found guilty of lewd conduct with a child under 16.
After the verdict was read, Cady was remanded to the custody of the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office with a bond of $500,000 pending sentencing before District Judge Bruce L. Pickett on July 17.
Bonneville County Prosecutor Randy Neal sent out a news release Wednesday, stating he is glad the prosecutor’s office was able to get a semblance of justice for the victim.
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“It has been a long, difficult journey to get to this point,” Neal said. “But it is one step closer to justice for the victim and her family.”
Neal also thanked the jury for their service and Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Lou Harris, who worked the case.
“The details of this case must have been difficult to hear, but they fulfilled their duty as citizens,” Neal stated. “They deserve the gratitude of their community.”
Cady was charged in January 2022 with lewd conduct with a 13-year-old victim. The crime reportedly occurred in her family home in August 2021.
According to court documents, a 13-year-old girl told investigators in a forensic interview that Cady, who was 42 at the time, had sexual contact with her. She said she and Cady performed multiple sex acts.
Cady was a personal friend of the girl’s family.
A detective was present when a family member of the victim made a confrontational phone call to Cady in November 2021.
During the call, Cady allegedly admitted the girl’s hand was on him inappropriately during an incident in August of that year. He also allegedly said he and the girl had slept together on the same mattress on more than one occasion.
He denied participating in any other sexual acts with her, but police say Cady and the girl had Snapchat conversations with each other that were sexual in nature.
The detective spoke with Cady on the phone in December 2021, and Cady told the detective something inappropriate happened between him and the girl.
He did not go into detail; however, he denied that he had sexual contact with her. He told the detective he was living in Millbrae, California, and didn’t anticipate being at the location much longer.
The case was delayed due to investigators trying to locate Cady. He reportedly lived in multiple places, including Colorado, California and Nevada.
Cady was extradited from California to Bonneville County in order to face the charge in May 2023.
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