BOISE – A former haunted maze worker currently serving a lengthy prison term for having sexual contact with two Caldwell girls has pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender.
U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson said Joshua Stueckle, 29, of Caldwell, entered the guilty plea in federal court in Boise Tuesday.
Due to a prior conviction for sexual abuse in Oregon, Stueckle was required by law to register as a sex offender in Idaho. Prosecutors say he last registered in Jan. 2011 in Bend, Ore. A 16-year-old Caldwell girl told police she met Stueckle online, and he came to see her on July 5, 2011.
Stueckle lived in a Caldwell apartment until Oct. 5, 2011, according to the girl’s mother. About a week after he moved out Caldwell Police detectives began investigating a possible sex crime involving Stueckle.
Stueckle was arrested while working at the Haunted World in Nampa. His mug shot shows him wearing face paint.
According to this the plea agreement reached in court Tuesday, Stueckle failed to notify Oregon authorities that he had moved out of state and he did not update his address, as required by sex offenders.
Police say he had sexual relations with two underage females in Idaho. He was convicted of sexual abuse this past April and sentenced to 12 to 30 years in prison.
This latest charge is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.
Sentencing is set for August 30, at the federal courthouse in Boise.