Mathews pleads guilty to rape

Jimmy Mathews

A 27-year-old Moyie Springs man facing a year to life for rape today pled guilty in an amended information hearing, one day before trial was to begin.

Jimmy Jose Mathews is scheduled to be sentenced January 6 before District Judge Barbara Buchanan.

Mathews was initially charged June 24, 2019, for having had sexual intercourse with a girl 17 years of age, he being three years or older than his victim.

He remains free on $50,000 bond.