Man tells detectives he had sex with underage teens, sheriff says

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - A 39-year-old Boise man has told detectives that he had illegal sexual contact with underage teen girls over the span of a decade, authorities say.

The Ada County Sheriff's Office says Lathan Spencer Flake has been charged with lewd conduct for having sex with as many as six teen girls between 1998 to 2008.

Ada County Sheriff's detectives began investigating Flake Aug. 1 after a woman in her mid 20s contacted Meridian Police to tell them about illegal sexual contact that occurred in 1999 at a Kuna-area home.

Detectives eventually determined Flake had illegal sexual contact with at least five other teen girls between 1998 and 2008. The victims were all known to Flake, who admitted to detectives about the illegal activity during interviews, the sheriff's office says.

The crime of lewd conduct is punishable by up to life in prison. There is no statute of limitation time limits for lewd conduct.