Sheridan Man Has Initial Appearance on Sexual Abuse of a Minor Charge

54-year-old Sheridan Curtis Scheckla is charged with Second Degree Sexual Abuse of a Minor.
54-year-old Sheridan Curtis Scheckla is charged with Second Degree Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

54-year-old Sheridan resident Curtis Scheckla had his initial appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court Thursday. Scheckla is charged with one count of Second Degree Sexual Abuse of a Minor. The charge stems from an alleged incident on the evening of August 7th, 2010, when Scheckla inappropriately touched and fondled a 5-year old girl in his home while her 8-year old brother was present in the room.

Charging documents state that when interviewed by Sheridan Police Detective Scott Brastrup, Scheckla said that he was highly intoxicated on the night of the incident and that a lot of what happened was vague. Scheckla also told the detective that the girl did something “to get the ball rolling”, which prompted him to take off his underwear.

Circuit Court Judge John Sampson continued the $20,000 cash bond. When Scheckla asked if he could have his bond reduced, Sampson responded with an emphatic “NO.” A date for the preliminary hearing in the case has not yet been set.

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What in the world???

Scheckla also told the detective that the girl did something “to get the ball rolling”, which prompted him to take off his underwear.

There is NOTHING on earth that a 5 year old could do that should prompt this disgusting response? Alcohol induced or not? Seriously!

I just hope that if he is truly guilty of such a disgusting charge that he is prosecuted to the full extent of the law!!!!!