Bradyn Archuletta

Bradyn Archuletta

Prosecutors say a Natrona County man molested children he’d been tasked with babysitting.

Bradyn R. Archuletta pleaded not guilty early Thursday afternoon to four felonies: two counts each of second- and third-degree sexual abuse of a minor. The charges allege Archuletta abused two different boys, both 5 years old.

For his arraignment Thursday, Archuletta appeared in Natrona County District Court only briefly. After answering procedural questions and entering his pleas, Archuletta shook his court-appointed attorney’s hand and left the courtroom free on $15,000 bond.

According to court documents filed by prosecutors in the case, the two boys said Archuletta, their babysitter, got into bed with them in May and touched their genitals.

In a June interview, Archuletta told a Casper police detective that he already knew of the accusations against him and denied touching the boys’ genitals, the documents state.

Later in the interview, however, he told the detective he had got in bed with the two naked boys, according to the documents. He then admitted to touching one of the boys’ genitals accidentally, the documents allege, before stating he intentionally rubbed the other boy’s genitals.

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Shane Sanderson is a Star-Tribune reporter who primarily covers criminal justice. Sanderson is a proud University of Missouri graduate. Lately, he’s been reading Cormac McCarthy and cooking Italian food. He writes about his own life in his free time.

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