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Boise man charged with seeking murder of child, her parents

Bryon Ely is being held in the Ada County Jail on $5 million bond.
Credit: Ada County Jail
Byron Ely, 60, is charged with criminal solicitation to commit a crime. He is being held in the Ada County Jail on $5 million bond.

BOISE, Idaho — A Boise man is being held on a $5 million bond after prosecutors said he molested a 7-year-old girl and then asked someone to have the child and her parents kidnapped and murdered.  

The Idaho Statesman reports 60-year-old Byron Ely is scheduled to stand trial on a lewd conduct charge later this month. 

He was arrested Friday after Boise Police said they got a tip from someone who claimed Ely asked them to murder the child and her parents. 

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