CASPER, Wyo. - A Natrona County man awaiting a preliminary hearing this week in Natrona County Circuit Court is accused of sexually abusing a minor over a period of years.
Paperwork filed in Circuit Court shows that the suspect faces charges including two counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the First Degree.
According to Wyoming Statute, a person found guilty of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the First Degree - a felony - faces potential imprisonment for 25-50 years. 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.
An affidavit filed by the Natrona County Sheriff's Office says that investigators responded to a call of a teen juvenile who reported they were sexually assaulted over a period of approximately five
While the affidavit describes accusations that the suspect sexually assaulted the victim several times over that period, only two specific instances - reportedly taking place in December 2018 and August 2021 - are outlined in the charges. Deputies report that, during an interview, the suspect admitted to having "intercourse" with the victim for several years, including in December of 2018 and August of 2021. It is also reported in the affidavit that the suspect stated that he knew "he knew he would eventually get caught."
The suspect was taken into custody at approximately 4:20 p.m. August 24, court records show. He was transported to the Natrona County Detention Center without further reported incident.
The suspect, identified in open court as 46-year-old Etienne Iriberry, officially heard the charges against him on August 25, 2021 from Circuit Court Judge Brian Christensen. During the hearing, Christensen set Iriberry's bond amount at $50,000 cash or surety.
Iriberry is currently scheduled for a preliminary hearing later this week to determine if the charges filed against him will be bound over to Natrona County District Court.