August 1, 2023 — Bryan Taylor, Canyon County Prosecutor, announced that Leobardo Lopez Magana, age 50, of Caldwell, was sentenced yesterday by the Honorable Gene A. Petty for the felony Crime of Lewd Conduct with a Minor Under Sixteen.

Mugshot of Leobardo Lopez Magana

Leobardo Lopez Magana

Judge Petty sentenced Magana to ten (10) years fixed, followed by 15 years indeterminate, for a total unified sentence of 25 years in prison. Magana will serve at least ten (10) years before he is eligible for parole. Judge Petty also ordered Magana to submit a DNA sample to the Idaho database and have no contact with the victim for the duration of the sentence. Magana was also ordered to pay a fine and court costs.

Magana was indicted in October 2022 following an investigation by the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office that revealed that Magana had sexually molested a young female victim on numerous occasions over a span of seven years when her family was living with him at his residence in Caldwell. According to detectives, Magana began touching the victim’s genitals when she was only seven years old and began having sex with her when she was eight years old. The victim reported that she was able to stop him from having sex with her when she was around nine or ten years old but that Magana continued to touch her butt and grab her breasts until she was approximately 14 years old.

“The actions of the defendant in this case are beyond reprehensible,” said Prosecutor Bryan Taylor. “He took advantage of an innocent young girl for his own sexual gratification, and there is no doubt he belongs in prison. My office will always fight to protect those in our society that are the most vulnerable, and I believe this sentence reflects that.”

“I want to extend my thanks to the Prosecutor’s Office and Judge Petty for sending this man to prison for the heinous acts he committed against an extremely young and innocent girl,” added Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue. “These types of crimes are unfortunately all too common in our society, so I hope this sentence sends a message that we will leave no stone unturned when it comes to protecting children.”