A Casper man is charged with six felony counts related to the sexual assault of a minor that occurred years ago, a prosecutor said Monday.

Bruce Sloyer, 61, made his initial appearance in Natrona County Circuit Court to hear the charges against him.

However, after several sidebar conferences with Assistant District Attorney Nathan Shumway and Sloyer's attorney Tom Smith, Judge Michael Patchen waived reading the specific counts in the courtroom with apparently many members of alleged victim present.

Shumway asked Patchen to set Sloyer's bond at $100,000 cash or surety.

Even though the alleged crimes happened a long time ago, the charges are serious and the alleged victim was 13 or 14 years old at the time, Shumway said.

Smith requested a lower bond, saying Sloyer has lived in the community a long time, has worked at the same job for 16 years, and has cooperated with law enforcement.

Patchen set Sloyer's bond at $50,000, and ordered him to have no contact with the alleged victim.

As of late Monday afternoon, the office of the Circuit Court Clerk had not processed the paperwork of the case. K2 Radio will obtain the affidavit\ to update this story.

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