N. Idaho deputy to be arraigned on sex charge

An Idaho County Sheriff’s deputy who authorities say engaged in lewd and lascivious contact with a 16-year-old girl will be arraigned Jan. 9 in 2nd District Court on a charge of felony sexual battery.

The Lewiston Tribune reports that Daniel L. Funderburg, 31, of Kamiah waived his right to a preliminary hearing. He’s being held at the Lewis County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

Prosecutors allege Funderburg became involved with a 16-year-old girl last summer and told investigators that he had sex with the girl at his house.

Funderburg has been placed on administrative leave.