AUGUSTA, Maine -- A retired FBI agent serving nine months in jail for sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl is asking to serve a subsequent house-arrest term at an Idaho apartment complex with a swimming pool, tennis court and jacuzzi.
John H. Kenoyer, 65, who retired from the FBI a decade ago after serving 30 years, made the motion in a handwritten letter to a SuperiorCourt judge, who scheduled a hearing for today.
In his letter to Judge Donald Alexander, Kenoyer said the move would allow him to 'get away from the scene of all my troubles ... (and) to alleviate the arthritis in my hip by living in a climate that is much drier and milder than Maine.'
Kenoyer, who once jumped bail, said he would also like to live away from the woman to whom he was engaged to marry at the time of his conviction.
Kenoyer of Winthrop is expected to be released from jail next month, when his nine-month sentence for the assault on a young girl in his neighborhood ends. But then, he must serve a two-year period of house arrest -- a confinement that is not in a jail or prison but in private quarters.
He said he hopes to spend those years at the Lake Villa Apartments in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, where he lived as a fugitive prior to his arrest last February. The apartment complex has a swimming pool, jacuzzi and tennis court.
District Attorney David Crook said he did not plan to object to Kenoyer's request.
'I think it is a reasonable request, provided all the other conditions of probation are met,' Crook said. 'I think it is pretty routine.'
Kenoyer was indicted in March 1986 but later jumped bail and disappeared until last February.