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Suspect accused of sexual abuse of a minor, faces four felonies

(File; Trevor T. Trujillo, Oil City)

A Casper man who made his initial appearance in Natrona County Circuit Court this week, is accused of four felonies relating to allegations that the suspect sexually abused a minor.

During a June 14, 2021 hearing in Natrona County Circuit Court, the suspect was charged with two counts each of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the 2nd and 3rd Degree.

All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Natrona County District Attorney’s Office.

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Second Degree Sexual Abuse of a Minor is a felony with a maximum potential penalty of twenty years imprisonment, Third Degree Sexual Abuse of a Minor carries potential prison time of fifteen years.

An affidavit of probable cause filed by the Casper Police Department in Natrona County Circuit Court says that the suspect is accused of “sexual contact” with the victim, who is described as being under thirteen years of age, in the charge of Second Degree Sexual Abuse of a Minor; and taking “immodest, immoral, or indecent liberties with the victim,” in the third degree charge. Charges in the case allege that the sexual contact took place over the course of approximately four months in late 2020 and early 2021.

Police documents say that the suspect was a known person to the victim.

The suspect, identified during the June 14 hearing as 30-year-old Stormy Cressy, made his Initial Appearance via online video conference, while he was in the custody of the Natrona County Detention Center. Judge H. Steven Brown set the suspect’s bond at $20,000 cash or surety.

Police say, in their affidavit, that Cressy denied the allegations of sexual contact and taking indecent liberties, claiming to investigators that he was unaware of any inappropriate touching of the victim.

A preliminary hearing is expected to be scheduled in the case, to see if the charges against the suspect will be bound over to Natrona County District Court.