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Imprisoned Sheridan Man Arraigned in District Court

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An arraignment hearing was held Tuesday in Fourth Judicial District Court for  Sheridan man currently serving time at the Wyoming State Penitentiary. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

At the hearing, 27-year-old Caleb Morel, appearing via video conference from the Wyoming State Penitentiary, pleaded not guilty to three counts of first degree sexual abuse of a minor. The alleged crimes occurred between March of 2013 and March of 2014 when Morel sexually abused a child a number of times at a residence in Sheridan County. The victim was between three and four years of age at the time of the alleged crimes and Morel was between 16 and 17 years of age. The victim reported the sexual abuse to a social worker in April of 2023 and an ensuing investigation led to Morel being charged with the three felonies. District Court Judge Darci Phillips scheduled a four day jury trial to begin on November 12, 2024. Each count of first degree sexual abuse of a minor is punishable by up to 50 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Morel is currently serving a 10 to 15 year prison sentence for sexually abusing children at a daycare facility in Sheridan during a period of March 2019 through January 2022. He was convicted of second and third degree sexual abuse of a minor in September of 2022 in District Court in Sheridan.

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