Prosecutors say a Casper man last year sexually abused an 8-year-old girl over the course of a week.
Wednesday, Raymond L. Frederick pleaded not guilty to three felony sex crimes in the case, including a count of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor.
Neither his attorney, Don Fuller, nor John Miner, who covered the hearing for Fuller, could be reached for comment Wednesday.
Court documents indicate Frederick had lived with the child for part of 2018 but the girl’s mother moved the child out of the home when she suspected Frederick was abusing the girl.
The girl told an interviewer with the Children’s Advocacy Project that Frederick had “slammed her down” before touching her genitals. She said Frederick would buy her gifts from Walmart after abusing her, according to court documents.
The 8-year-old also said she knew she would be abused if she went into Frederick’s room, the documents state.
Following the interview, Casper police took the girl into protective custody, according to the documents.
On Nov. 9, the day after the interview, a police detective requested a warrant for Frederick’s arrest. Law enforcement arrested Frederick the same day, according to police records.
Frederick remained free on bond Wednesday morning.