Allan Wilson (COURTESY PHOTO / City of Green River)
Editor’s note: Due to the nature of these particular cases and the need to protect the identity of minors involved, the names and redacted court document details are not published.
Green River Councilman Allan Wilson has been charged with first degree sexual abuse of a minor in Lincoln County and second degree sexual abuse of a minor in Sweetwater County.
Wilson was arrested last week in Sweetwater County after being accused of sexually assaulting a young boy repeatedly in 2011 and also in 2013.
The alleged abuse happened in Lincoln County sometime around spring of 2011 and in Sweetwater County in 2013.
The Gazette reached out to Wilson and gave him the opportunity to respond to the allegations.
“I was instructed by my attorney to say no comment at this time. I wish I could tell you more,” Wilson said. “But what I will say is that the truth will come out.”
According to Lincoln County redacted court documents filed on Jan. 19, Wilson has been accused of first degree sexual abuse of a minor and released on a $40,000 cash or Wyoming Surety bond. The alleged felony charge is punishable by imprisonment for not more than fifty years and a fine of not more than $10,000 or both.
If Wilson is found guilty of both counts, he could face up to 70 years in prison.
Wilson faces additional charges filed in Sweetwater County on one count of second degree sexual assault of a minor.
Wilson’s preliminary hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 23, in Rock Springs circuit court was granted a continuance at the request of the defense attorney, according to a circuit court employee. The rescheduled date had not been released at press time.
The alleged victim’s parents said they started noticing a change in their son’s behavior when he was around the age of 9. It wasn’t until the parents witnessed recent additional behavior changes that they started to ask more questions. It was then that their son told them he had been inappropriately touched by Wilson when he was younger.
In an interview with Sweetwater County Det. Michelle Hall, the alleged victim stated the incidents happened while staying at Wilson’s Lincoln County property, located near Commissary Ridge about 25 miles north of Kemmerer sometime in the spring of 2011.
In addition to being a councilman for the city of Green River, Wilson is also currently serving a three-year term as an officer on the Commissary Ranch Property Owners Association Board. He served one year as President of the Board in 2014.
The preliminary hearing for first-degree sexual abuse charges has been scheduled for Feb 27 in the Lincoln County Circuit Court.
Until then Wilson has been instructed to have absolutely no contact with the alleged victim, his family members or potential witnesses directly or indirectly.
Wilson also told the Gazette that he cannot make any more comments regarding the cases until after the preliminary hearings.
Although Wilson is not allowed to leave the state of Wyoming, documents state Wilson was given permission to travel to Utah for a medical appointment in early February.