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Man charged for years of alleged sex abuse dating back to 2003

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Jeffrey L. Froehlich | Fremont County Jail

ST. ANTHONY — A man has been indicted in Fremont County on several counts of lewd conduct with a child.

Jeffrey L. Froehlich, 57, is charged with four felony counts of lewd conduct with a minor under 16, according to the indictment obtained by EastIdahoNews.com. The allegations of sexual abuse happened to two separate children between 2003 and 2016.

Additional details were not included because the charges were through a grand jury which indicated Froehlich.

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When the charges came down on April 30, a warrant was issued for Froehlich’s arrest. Records indicate he was taken into custody and booked into the Fremont County Jail where he posted $50,000 bail and was released.

Since the case came under an indictment, Froehlich does not need to have a preliminary hearing and will go directly to District Court for his arraignment. He is scheduled to make the appearance on May 25, where he will enter a plea before District Judge Steven Boyce.

Although Froehlich is charged with crimes, it does not necessarily mean he committed them. Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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