Ronald Edward Wisdom was arrested on October 17 after an Ada County grand jury indicted him on a lewd conduct charge involving illegal sexual conduct with a teenage girl. The incidents occurred on more than one occasion over a five-year period. After an investigation began in May from a tip received it was determined that the victim was known to the 45-year old Mr. Wisdom. He is being held on $500,000 bond.
His wife, 33-year old Christina R. Wisdom was arrested last Wednesday on felony charges of aiding and abetting lewd conduct and intimidation of a witness, both felonies. Mrs. Wisdom allegedly knew about the illegal contact and told the girl she did not have to cooperate with the court. Bond was set at $250,000 on October 24.
At a court hearing on October 29, Ronald Wisdom pled not guilty. A jury trial is scheduled for March 5, 2014. Wisdom previously was cited in 2001 for driving without privileges and sentenced to 20 days. He failed to serve the time and was subsequently arrested for contempt of court. According to court records, he was cited for one other traffic violation in 2010. Lewd conduct is punishable by up to life in prison.