Sex with minor nets at least 8-year term

A Coeur d’Alene man will spend at least eight years in prison for five counts of lewd and lascivious conduct with a 14-year-old girl.

Michael W. Brady, 24, was sentenced Thursday to up to life in prison by District Judge John Mitchell. The first eight years are fixed; the remaining life term is indeterminate, according to a news release from Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney Barry McHugh.

Brady pleaded guilty on Aug. 2, admitting he had sex with the girl on five occasions, the news release said. At the time of the encounters, Brady was on parole for an aggravated assault conviction that stemmed from an allegation of sex with a minor girl. A misdemeanor assault charge followed the alleged rape of a third girl, and while in custody Brady wrote to another teen hoping to arrange a future meeting, the release said.

“Mr. Brady is an adult who has preyed on teenage girls. His prior convictions did not deter him from this conduct, and even while in jail he was unable to curb his predatory practices,” McHugh said in the release. “The sentence will protect society from Mr. Brady for at least eight years. After that, even if released from prison, he will be on parole for the rest of his life.”

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