Vape store worker sentenced to prison for possessing nude photos of teen
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REXBURG — A convicted sex offender was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday morning for possessing sexually exploitative material containing a child.
Judge Alan Stephens ordered 42-year-old Michael Weathers of Idaho Falls to serve a period of five years fixed and seven years indeterminate after Weathers admitted to having nude photos of a teenage girl.
Weathers worked at The Vaping Outlet in Rexburg when he received the naked pictures in exchange for vaping items last August.
The teen’s boyfriend, Triston Smith-Eisermann, 18, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor injury to a child charge in February for providing the photos to Weathers. Smith-Eisermann was originally charged with a sexual exploitation of a child but entered a plea agreement with Madison County prosecutors.
Weathers is a registered sex offender in Bannock County for a sexual abuse of a child under 16 charge.
He has an extensive criminal history including burglary, grand theft and other charges, according to the Idaho Repository.