Natrona County Man Pleads Not Guilty To Failing To Register As A Sex Offender
A Natrona County man accused of failing to register as a sex offender pleaded not guilty during his arraignment in Natrona County District Court on Thursday.
Forrest Eugein Freeman, entered the plea before Judge Catherine Wilking.
Freeman, 45, denied the charge that he failed to maintain his registration as a sex offender from May 4 to May 9.
Wilking said his trial date will be set later.
Freeman remains in custody on a $100,000 cash-only bond that was set in a separate case.
Last month, he pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor and one count of third-degree sexual abuse of a minor. He could face 25-65 years in prison if convicted on both counts.
Court documents say the alleged victim's parents contacted the Natrona County Sheriff's Office in early May to report the abuse. A short time after the case began, an investigator found that Freeman had previously been convicted of sexual exploitation of a minor and is a registered sex offender.
The alleged victim described the abuse during a forensic interview at the Children's Advocacy Project on May 10.
That same day, the investigator interviewed Freeman. When confronted with the information that the girl, now six years old, had disclosed regarding sexual acts, Freeman reportedly shook his head up and down in an affirmative manner.