Deputy pleads guilty to sexual battery

An Idaho County sheriff’s deputy has pleaded guilty to felony sexual battery for a sexual relationship he had with a 16-year-old girl last summer.

The Lewiston Tribune reports Daniel L. Funderberg, 31, of Kamiah pleaded guilty Thursday during a hearing before 2nd District Judge John Stegner.

Lewis County Prosecutor Zachary Pall says the plea agreement includes a recommendation for a three- to six-year suspended prison sentence if a psychosexual evaluation determines Funderberg is at low or moderate risk to reoffend. Pall said he also will recommend local jail time, a fine and completion of a sexual offender course.

Funderberg is jailed on $250,000 bail. He was placed on paid administrative leave after the charges were filed in December.