A Newcastle man was arraigned on sexual assault charges in 4th Judicial District Court in Sheridan. 52-year-old Richard Hill is accused of sexual abuse of a minor in the 2nd degree. Hill allegedly had sexual contact with a child between the ages of 13 and 15, according to the court records.
Hill entered a not-guilty plea in front of Judge John Fenn. If convicted Hill could receive 20 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. His trial is scheduled for next January.
The defense asked for Hill’s bail to be reduced and prosecutors argued that he is a flight risk since he doesn’t live in Sheridan. Fenn considered the defendant’s history of felony arrests before leaving the bond unchanged at $100,000 cash.