North Idaho

Former north Idaho man faces a judge for sex trafficking charges

WILLISTON, North Dakota - 22520894

A former north Idaho man who made national headlines for his fight against the EPA was in a North Dakota court room Friday on sex trafficking charges.

Prosecutors say Sackett and another man tried to lure an underage girl across state lines into North Dakota to engage in a commercial sex act.

Friday a judge ordered Sackett to turn over his passport, but he will not have to spend time in jail before his trial. Instead, Sackett is required to stay within the city limits of Willison where he has been living, and can not have contact with girls under age of 18.

Sackett found himself in the media spotlight last year when he fought the EPA over property rights in Priest Lake, Idaho. He became a hero of sorts for people who believe the agency has too much power.