Police: 33-year-old Kuna man charged with alleged sex abuse of a minor By KUNA MELBA NEWS STAFF firstname.lastname@example.org Feb 14, 2018 (…) Facebook Twitter Email × Tired of seeing surveys on articles? If you are a subscriber, simply log in or Subscribe now! Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 33-year-old Kuna man who allegedly exposed his genitals to a pre-teenage girl in a local fast food restaurant last month — and detectives are trying to figure out if he has done the same thing to other children.Police charged Tyler A. Howell with a felony count of sex abuse of a minor under the age of 16.Ada County Sheriff’s Office deputies began their investigation on Jan. 26 after being contacted by a third party.They determined the girl and her grandmother were at a fast food restaurant on Chinden Boulevard on Jan. 5 and were eating in the dining area when a man, later identified at Howell, sat down near them and began masturbating when the girl looked at him.Investigators later determined Howell would stop when anyone else walked by but would start again.The girl told her grandmother after they left the restaurant what happened. Deputies developed the evidence to arrest Howell this week after gathering evidence and doing interviews.Howell’s initial court appearance was set for the afternoon of Feb. 9. The crime of sexual abuse of a minor under the age of 16 is punishable by up to 25 years in prison.Howell has recently worked for a local carpet/duct cleaning service that does business all over Ada County.Detectives are concerned there may be more child victims.Anyone with information should call Detective Shellie Strolberg at 208-577-3788 or send an email to SStrolberg@adaweb.net. More from this section Hidden Gems to be found in Kuna: Residents open store featuring local arts, crafts Posted: 25 minutes ago. 'Get out there': Interest groups promote birds of prey conservation area in Kuna, Melba Posted: 25 minutes ago. At The Library: Kuna Klues winner announced, blood drive, other events coming Posted: 25 minutes ago. Residents invited to March for Meals On Wheels to promote meals for seniors Posted: 25 minutes ago. Kuna Tractor Supply donates 85 bags of pet food to local organizations Posted: 25 minutes ago. Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Tags Crime Tyler A. Howell Work Law Sexual Abuse Criminal Law Detective Deputy Shellie Strolberg Kuna Ada County Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Kuna Melba News Read the latest edition of the Kuna Melba News in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere.