All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
(Riverton, WY) – 43-year-old Riverton resident David Munda faces felony charges for four counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree, one count of sexual abuse of a minor in the fourth degree, soliciting to engage in illicit sexual relations, attempt to commit sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree, and a misdemeanor charge for battery.
These charges stem from sexual assault incidents reported to have occurred on various dates “for a span of twelve years.”
Sufficient cause was found at Munda’s September 22nd hearing, and the case has now moved to District Court, with an arraignment date to be determined.
On Wednesday, August 25th, the Riverton Police Department (RPD) received a phone call in reference to reports of ongoing sexual abuse occurring in Riverton.
RPD was informed that a female minor had reported she had been sexually assaulted by Munda numerous times over the course of twelve years.
Court documents also state that Munda punched the minor in the face during that time, which was reported to RPD on October 7th, 2014.
Munda reportedly admitted to the assault to investigating officers at the time, but was ultimately “never arrested or charged with a crime.”
“Due to this,” the documents state, the survivor “decided she would not be protected and elected to not disclose what was going on out of fear of what might happen to her physically.”
After RPD reviewed the reports, they contacted Munda on September 14th, where he “waived his Miranda Warnings,” and agreed to speak with law enforcement.
Munda denied any sexual activity had happened, but confirmed he was at the locations of the reported assaults on the dates they occurred, and also again admitted to the punching incident.
Munda’s arraignment hearing date has yet to be determined.
The maximum penalty for a sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree felony charge is 50 years imprisonment.
The maximum penalty for a sexual abuse of a minor in the fourth degree felony charge is five years imprisonment.
The maximum penalty for a soliciting to engage in illicit sexual relations felony charge is five years imprisonment.
The maximum penalty for an attempt to commit sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree felony charge is 20 years imprisonment.
The maximum penalty for a battery misdemeanor charge is six months imprisonment and a $750 fine.
County 10 will provide updates on the case as it progresses, which can be found here.