Bryan Taylor, Canyon County Prosecutor, announced today that Bryce Cody Transue, age 31, of Caldwell, was sentenced by the Honorable George A. Southworth for two felony counts of Lewd Conduct with a Child Under 16 and one felony count of Sexual Abuse of a Minor Under 16 Years of Age.
Judge Southworth sentenced Transue to 16 years fixed, followed by 44 years indeterminate, on the two Lewd Conduct charges, and 3 years fixed, followed by 7 years indeterminate, on the Sexual Abuse charge. The sentences will run concurrently. Judge Southworth also ordered Transue to register as a sex offender, submit a DNA sample to the Idaho Database, and have no contact with the victims for a period of 30 years. Transue was also ordered to pay a $5,000 civil penalty to each of the victims.
Transue was arrested on a felony warrant in April 2014 following an investigation by the Caldwell Police Department revealed that he had sexually abused two young victims at his home in Caldwell on more than one occasion. The investigation began after an 11-year-old girl told her school counselor that Transue had sexually abused her and that she might be pregnant. While investigating, detectives also determined that Transue had sexually abused another victim that was only 6-years-old at the time.
During sentencing, Judge Southworth stated, “I can only say that this is one of the worst, if not the worst case of sexual offending I have ever been involved with.”
“Mr. Transue used his position of trust to groom these young victims and then repeatedly abuse them for his own sexual gratification,” said Prosecutor Bryan Taylor. “He stole their innocence and took their childhood away from them. There is no doubt he deserves to be in prison for a long, long time.”