Idaho man pleads guilty to identity theft

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A man convicted of child sexual assault in Colorado has been sentenced to federal prison on identity theft charges.

The Spokesman-Review reports that 50-year-old Kevin Weinreis pleaded guilty to using another person's name, Social Security number and birthdate to apply for a passport with his photo on it. He lived in California and Tensed, Idaho, under the false identity.

Weinreis entered an Alford plea to sexual assault in Colorado in 2000, meaning he didn't admit guilt but acknowledged that Colorado could prove its case. Weinreis said he was falsely accused of child molestation by his ex-wife.

Weinreis' attorneys wrote in court documents that a friend gave Weinreis his ID after the man was shunned in his Colorado community.

A judge sentenced Weinreis to just more than two years in federal prison.

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