U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Wyoming
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April 24, 2014

Wyoming Man Charged with Four Counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor Under the Age of 12 and One Count of Abusive Sexual Contact of a Minor Under the Age of 12

United States Attorney Christopher A. Crofts announced today that 62-year-old Charles Daniel Shamblen of Fremont County, Wyoming, appeared in federal court on April 22, 2014, and pled not guilty to four counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a minor under the age of 12, and one count of abusive sexual contact of minor under the age of 12. Each charge carries a maximum term of life imprisonment and fine of $250,000. The charges against Shamblem stem from his action on the Wind River Indian Reservation. Trial has been set for June 16, 2014, in the United States District Court in Casper, Wyoming. An indictment is only an accusation. In every criminal case, the accused is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty, and the government always has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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