WY: Natrona County Sheriff’s Deputy Brendon Littau Pleads Guilty To Releasing Names In Sex Assault Investigation
Kevin Koile reports:
A Natrona County Sheriff’s Deputy working at the Natrona County Detention Center, has admitted to releasing confidential information, while an investigation was underway.
Brendon Littau was sentenced to serve 20 hours of community service, after he pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of names not to be released or restrictions on disclosures or publication of information.
Investigators with the Casper Police Department say in late June, the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a possible sexual assault case.
During the investigation, the suspect told investigators that he knew an investigation was going on, because he had been informed earlier by Littau’s father, who learned about it through Littau.
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In their coverage of the matter, the Associated Press reports:
He was accused of disclosing the names of those involved in a rape investigation to a relative who shared the information with the suspect in the sex assault case. The suspect then contacted the person who reported the assault.
If that’s true – that the suspect contacted the alleged victim – then how distressing would that be? These “small breaches” can have big psychological impact.