Natrona County Man Denies Sexual Abuse of Teenage Girl
A man denied taking "immodest, indecent or immoral liberties" with a teenage girl in 2015 during his arraignment Monday in Natrona County District Court.
Bruce Robert Shampang, 63, pleaded not guilty to one count of third-degree sexual abuse of a minor. He could face up to 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted.
Court documents say in January, the victim said Shampang had sexually touched her.
The victim at one point went into Shampang's bedroom to ask for something. Shampang reportedly told her to close the bedroom door, and they began watching a television show about spiders.
While watching the show, Shampang allegedly started rubbing the victim's legs, chest and neck. He then started sucking on her neck, the victim said.
Shampang then reportedly put his hand into the victim's pants, put his hand on her buttocks and pulled her closer to him.
The victim said she went into the bathroom and was physically sick.
"If I hadn't got sick, something worse might have happened," she told investigators.
In August 2015, court documents say, Shampang showed the victim wedding pictures of himself and another person before pulling out a sex toy and rubbing it on the victim's leg.
She told him it was "gross." He said it was "just nature."
Shampang then "playfully attacked" the victim.
In an interview with authorities, Shampang allegedly admitted to putting his hand into the victim's pants and touching her buttocks for about 15 seconds in December 2015.
He said he was "educating" the victim, so he pulled out a sex toy, turned it on and put it on the victim's arm. The victim got up and left the room, Shampang said.
Shampang said he knew what he did was wrong, but denied having any sexual attraction to the victim, according to court documents.
Shampang remains free on bond pending trial.