Casper Man Facing Felony Charges of Sexually Abusing a Young Girl

A man is charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor over the weekend.

Thirty-six-year-old Hugo Mendoza-Cora appeared in Circuit Court this afternoon but did not enter pleas during his initial appearance with an interpreter.

Police reports show Mendoza took advantage of his granddaughter while serving as her caretaker.

Reports show the abuse occurred between early August and October.
He has been charged with two counts of third degree sexual abuse of a minor and reports show he has also been living in the country illegally.

Mendoza is being held on a fifty-thousand dollar bond and if convicted he could face up to fifteen years for each charge.