Riverton man’s alleged sexual relationship with a minor discovered following June crash

(Riverton, Wyo.) – A 28-year-old Riverton man’s alleged sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl was discovered by law enforcement after he crashed a car on Bee Road in early June.

Brandon Carl Smiley has been charged with Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the Third Degree. If he is found guilty, he could serve up to 15 years in prison.

Smiley was reportedly driving a vehicle on the evening of June 5 when he lost control, veered through a fence and became stuck in a ditch. According to a Fremont County Sheriff’s Office report, Smiley fled the scene. He was located a day later and arrested for Child Endangering, Reckless Endangering, Driving While Under Suspension and Duty to Report Property Damage.

In the vehicle were reportedly an 8-year-old male, two 16-year-old girls, a 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man. According to the affidavit in the case, one of the 16-year-old girls told the responding deputy that she was Smiley’s girlfriend and was three months pregnant with his child.

During an interview with the girl, she reportedly told investigators that despite their age difference they were dating. Smiley was reportedly incarcerated from December 2013 until early March 2014. She told investigators that was when the physical side of the relationship began.

After additional questioning of Smiley, he reportedly agreed that it was possible that he was the father of the child, the affidavit states. “Smiley also admitted that he knew that (the victim) was 16 years old at the time,” the document adds.

An arraignment date has not yet been set, and bond information was not readily available.


  1. Tiffany Truax

    Oh Brandon your a idiot you always have been you will nvr learn

  2. Wolf Paws

    Sheena did you see this? Crazy guy….

  3. Adida D. Ryan

    Wow! I'm speechless

  4. Adida D. Ryan

    Wtf would a 28 year old want to be with a 16 year old? I don't get it.

  5. Karma Haar

    Yet I try to go after a 26 yr old on my 16 yr old n was told that the age of consent in wy is 16 and there for they wouldn't press charges

  6. Karma Haar

    Yet I try to go after a 26 yr old on my 16 yr old n was told that the age of consent in wy is 16 and there for they wouldn't press charges

  7. Tonia Miller

    Your right he will never learn. In and out of jail all the time.

  8. Crystal Anne Skarsvog

    Are u ever going to learn Brandon

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  10. Craig Rounds

    When will there be too many of these? And when will they receive more than just boot camp as a sentence regardless of the sentence passed after the trial? Their is no sane reason not to make an example that sets the standard and defines what child abuse is beyond a slap on the wrist.

  11. Tina Dennie

    TONIA MILLER…WTF is he thinking…

  12. Venyta Miller

    thank god Audie got away from him

  13. Tonia Miller

    Idk aunt Tina. He use to have a pretty good head on his shoulders. And it was grandpas truck he wrecked and fled the scene

  14. Tina Dennie

    I am not surprised. Grandpa won't have anything left…

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