Shawn Gangwish Waives Preliminary Hearing In Child Abuse Case
The case involving a Casper man accused of hurting children while out on bond is moving forward in court.
Thirty year old Shawn Gangwish has waived his preliminary hearing, in a case where he has been charged with nine counts of child abuse, one count of aggravated assault and battery with a drawn deadly weapon, and four other misdemeanors (One count of robbery has been dismissed, and he was originally facing six misdemeanors, but those were either modified or dropped).
Investigators with the Casper Police Department, say the children described various instances such as one being thrown to the ground and losing consciousness, one having his hand slammed in a door requiring a cast, and one being hit with a flashlight.
All of the instances are alleged to have occurred in 2016.
One child said Gangwish once broke their phones so that no one could be contacted about the abuse.
Natrona County Prosecutors say Gangwish was out on bond for a domestic battery arrest that occurred in June at the time some of the alleged crimes were committed.
Gangwish is awaiting trial on a $50,000 cash only bond.