36-year-old Kuna man charged with lewd conduct

Detectives arrested 36-year-old Leo Joseph Bright Wednesday on charges of lewd conduct with a child under the age of 16 and sexual abuse of a child under the age of 16.

Investigators say he had inappropriate sexual contact with two girls who were known to him. The incidents happened between 2010 and 2012 at Bright’s home on Cassandra Avenue in Kuna. The girls were 11- and 9-years old at the time.

Nampa Police began the investigation into Bright but turned the case over to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office in late July. Based on evidence gathered by sheriff’s detectives, a judge issued a warrant for Bright on Wednesday. Deputies arrested Bright the same day and booked him into the Ada County Jail, where he is being held on a $500,000 bond.

Sheriff’s detectives continue to investigate Bright. There is information to suggest there are additional victims.

The incidents would likely have happened between 1999 and 2014 in Payette, Canyon or Ada County. Bright also spent time in Oregon during that time. Anyone with information about Bright or other possible victims is urged to contact Detective Shellie Strolberg at 208-577-3788 or sstrolberg@adaweb.net.

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