Previous judge, attorney facing years that are 50-plus alleged intercourse crimes

Previous judge, attorney facing years that are 50-plus alleged intercourse crimes

TORRINGTON — Greg Knudsen, disgraced and disbarred lawyer and previous Torrington municipal judge, could spend the rest of his life in jail if he’s convicted of a slew of felony intimate attack costs.

A study by the Wyoming Department of Criminal research investigated incidents dating back into 2012, resulting in three counts of felony intimate assault, each one of these holding a maximum penalty of fifteen years in prison.

He could be additionally faced with felony burglary, which posesses 10-year maximum, five misdemeanor counts of stalking, which carry six-month sentences, plus one misdemeanor cost of illegal touching, which could net Knudsen, 70, another 6 months.

Knudsen had been disbarred through the training of legislation in 2019 because of the Wyoming Supreme Court for having an improper relationship that is sexual a customer.

DCI Special Agent Brad Wnuk filed five separate Affidavits of Probable Cause during their research, which were only available in 2018 at the behest of the Goshen County Attorney’s Office september.

The victims are listed as criminal informants (CI) in the court documents.

The initial allegations had been from 2012 and 2013.

A CI searched for Knudsen’s legal solutions for a case that is criminal and CI later relocated through the county after her encounters with Knudsen.

CI 28954, as she actually is described into the court papers, had employed Knudsen as being a precaution after an accident she thought may have led to criminal fees.

Based on her, it just took 2-3 weeks before she started initially to get lewd texts from Knudsen – a theme that is recurring the affidavits.

He started by asking if she had been solitary.

«She started getting other improper texts from Knudsen ‘within days, ‘» the affidavit stated. «‘I happened to be extremely swift. ‘

He asked her about her relationship status, what intimate roles she liked, and her she ‘had never ever had a man satisfy (her) before, but he will be able to perform that. If she had been into ‘threesomes, ‘ and told’

Knudsen additionally shared with her a yacht was had by him, a Corvette, and a ranch – «she felt he had been ‘trying to purchase her, ‘» the affidavit stated.

Soon after, the affidavit stated, Knudsen would allegedly phone her and try to persuade her to come remain at their household by lying that police officers had been on the path to her household.

«Knudsen ended up being conscious of her anxiety about prison, » the affidavit stated. «and tried it in conversations together with her. «

Right after, Knudsen agreed to trade their legal solutions in trade for intercourse.

«Knudsen basically informed her she ‘was quite a woman, and may get away with maybe perhaps not making any re payments if I didn’t desire to, ‘» the CI told Wnuk. «Knudsen additionally told her ‘it really should not be very difficult to express yes to’ because essentially everyone desired him in which he ended up being extremely popular with ladies. «

The CI was said by the affidavit expressed she had been made uncomfortable by Knudsen’s texts plus the subjects he talked to her about, but did not desire to disturb him by refusing to interact him.

Documents further allege the CI had an liquor issue throughout the right time she handled Knudsen, and Knudsen invited her to his house and offered her liquor.

One evening in February 2013, Knudsen is speculated to took benefit of the CI after she have been consuming.

In accordance with the affidavit, she had passed away call at her own house, and woke up with Knudsen inside her house, together with his hand down her jeans. The encounter started by Knudsen wanting to talk the CI into arriving at their home to take in alcohol, nevertheless the CI declined because she had been already drinking and her child had been house. Knudsen stated he’d arrive at the CI’s house and drop beer on her behalf porch. Knudsen consented to maybe perhaps not enter the household.

«(CI) passed down on the settee, and she had been lying together with her back side from the sofa and dealing with the TV, » the affidavit stated. «When (the CI) woke up, Knudsen had been lying regarding the sofa together with his straight straight back towards the television, dealing with her. She said her pants were undone, and Knudsen had their hand down the front side of her jeans. (She) claimed Knudsen had their hand inside her jeans, along with her jeans zipper had been down. «

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