Levi Zitterkopf Pleads Not Guilty To Sex Crime Charge; Trial Date Set
A man who enjoyed several appearances on the History Channel show "Ax Men" now stands accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl.
Levi Zitterkopf has pleaded not guilty to one charge of first-degree sexual assault.
His trial is scheduled to begin on November 27th in Natrona County District Court.
Court documents say in August 2016, the victim told investigators she and her family moved into a home and she met Zitterkopf, who was already living there.
Zitterkopf allegedly tried to kiss the victim numerous times on the lips and neck.
Each time, the victim would reportedly push him away and tell him she had a boyfriend.
The victim said Zitterkopf continued his attempts and in one instance, held onto her and gave her a hickey without her consent.
She was afraid to say anything to her parents or law enforcement, according to a heavily-redacted affidavit.
She added her father knew Zitterkopf because he was on a TV show.
The victim also described an incident where Zitterkopf pinned her to a couch and took her pants off.
Results of a sex assault kit conducted on the victim at Wyoming Medical Center, were consistent with the victim's statement about Zitterkopf using force to pin her to the couch, and forcefully assault her.
Casper Police Detectives say when they interviewed Zitterkopf, he was "very cooperative and forthcoming", but started avoided questions and stopped paying attention when asked about the couch, where the alleged assault occurred.
Zitterkopf claimed he does not know the victim and has never seen her.
Court documents say the detective believed Zitterkopf was not telling the truth.
Zitterkopf is free on $25,000 bond awaiting trial, and could face up to 50 years in prison, if convicted.