Geissler Arrested for Bond Violation
Written by Andrew-Rossi on March 8, 2019
A Cody man who has been charged with promoting prostitution and unlawful conduct with a minor has been arrested for violating the terms of his bond.
Val Geissler was arrested this week and appeared in Park County’s District Court this afternoon on charges that he violated his bond conditions by attending church with a 16-year-old female.
The 79-year-old Geissler, who is well known in Park County for his work with horses and as a cowboy entertainer, was originally charged with the offenses of promoting prostitution and forcibly kissing a minor female. He was released on a $25,000 cash bond on September 7th, and according to court documents, was forbidden to be in the presence of, or have any contact with, any females under 18 years old.
According to an affidavit filed in District Court by Sheriff’s Investigator Phil Johnson, an individual reported that Geissler was seen at the Cowboy Church outside of Cody in the company of a 16-year-old girl. According to the person reporting the incident, Geissler referred to the girl as his “sister.”
Geissler is facing penalties that could mean as much as five years in jail, and over $5000 in fines. No date has yet been set for his trial.