Casper Police arrest school employee on recommended sexual abuse charge

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CASPER, Wyo. (RELEASE) - The Casper Police Department has arrested one individual in relation to an ongoing investigation.

On January 16th, 2020, the Casper Police Department arrested an adult male on one recommended felony charge of first degree sexual abuse of a minor.

The suspect is a current employee of the Natrona County School District.

The Casper Police Department is grateful for the close working relationship we share with the Natrona County School District and is working in direct coordination with District officials on this investigation.

We believe that this suspect’s crimes may be connected to the functions of his employment with the Natrona County School District. If you or anyone you know may have information in relation to this investigation, you are highly encouraged to contact the Casper Police Department at 307-235-8472.

The Natrona County School District has put in place appropriate safeguards to preclude the suspect from having further access to students.

At this time, this is an open and active investigation and we ask that our public respect the privacy of those involved. More information will be released as it becomes available.

The Casper Police Department is dedicated to the protection and safety of our community through the highest standards of professionalism in police services.

Natrona County School District issued a statement which reads:
The Natrona County School District is working collaboratively with the Casper Police Department in response to this investigation.

The Natrona County School District has put in place appropriate safeguards to preclude the suspect from having further access to students. As soon as we can lawfully do so, we will share more information as legally allowable.

The Natrona County School District is committed to providing safe and healthy learning environments for students, staff, and school visitors. We are incredibly appreciative of the superior policing services and commitment to the safety of our community as provided by the Casper Police Department.

We will continue to work together with the Casper Police Department to ensure safe and protected school communities.

If you or anyone you know may have information in relation to this investigation, you are highly encouraged to contact the Casper Police Department at 307-235-8472.