Riverton Man Faces Multiple Counts of Child Sexual Abuse
A Riverton man faces four counts of second degree sexual abuse of a minor and two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.
Danny Ray Capozzoli, 63, heard the charges against him read by Natrona County Circuit Court Judge Michael Huber during his initial appearance on Monday.
Because the charges are felonies, Capozzoli will have a preliminary hearing within a few weeks to determine whether he should be bound over to state district court for trial.
Huber set Capozzoli's bond at $50,000 cash or surety and ordered him to have no contact with the alleged victims, both of whom are under 10.
The case began Saturday when Natrona County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call at a residence in the 2700 block of Robertson road, where Capozzoli's son told them he was helping one of his daughters change a profile picture on a new computer, according to an affidavit filed with circuit court.
The son saw photographs of a bare butt with an adult hand, which he knew was his father's. The son found a total of 14 nude photos of two of his daughters, according to the affidavit.
On Sunday, a deputy interviewed Capozzoli, who said he had been drinking and knew what he had done.
Also on Sunday, forensic interviews were conducted of the children, who said their grandfather had touched them, according to the affidavit.