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Cd’A man charged with child sexual abuse

by KAYE THORNBRUGH
Staff Writer | December 2, 2022 1:00 AM

COEUR d’ALENE — A man is in jail on $100,000 bail after he allegedly confessed to having sexual contact with a minor.

Jordan M. Cook, 33, is charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child, both felonies.

Coeur d’Alene police began an investigation in late November after a 14-year-old girl reported that Cook had touched her inappropriately on multiple occasions.

Cook admitted, in a recorded phone call, to having sexual contact with the teen, according to court documents. Police said Cook also sent text messages to another party, in which he promised to seek therapy and “turn himself in and rot in jail” because of his actions.

When interviewed by police Wednesday, Cook allegedly admitted to the conduct a second time, describing two incidents where he touched the teen inappropriately.

He reportedly told investigators that his actions were wrong and he felt “disgusted” by himself for performing them.

Police arrested Cook on Wednesday night.

Judge Destry Randles ordered on Thursday that Cook be held on $100,000 bail.

In Idaho, sexual abuse of a child is punishable by up to 25 years in prison.

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