VA - Kevin Ricks for student sex abuse, child porn, Manassas, 2010

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  1. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    Former teacher in Virginia facing child porn charges
    By the CNN Wire Staff
    July 28, 2010 8:36 p.m. EDT

    Washington (CNN) -- A former high school teacher in Virginia was charged Wednesday with transporting and possessing child pornography, a discovery that was made after he was accused of engaging in sexual acts with a 16-year-old male former student, according to court documents.

    Kevin Garfield Ricks, 50, was arrested in February at Osbourn High School in Manassas, Virginia, after authorities were notified of the alleged sexual misconduct, according to the criminal complaint filed against him Wednesday in U.S. District Court.

    Another student apparently reported the alleged offense to police after seeing a Facebook message from Ricks posted on the 16-year-old's Facebook page that read, "You told me our experience was your first with a guy," according to the complaint....


    I don't know what to say.
     
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    I hope and pray that his punishment is swift and in accordance to his crimes!
     
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    http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=139200

    Former Manassas Teacher Pleads Guilty To Child Porn

    "A former Manassas high school teacher pleaded guilty to six counts of producing child pornography and one count of possessing.

    "This case is a chilling reminder to parents and kids that sometimes the face of evil is the familiar and the everyday," said United States Attorney Neil MacBride.

    Federal prosecutors say Kevin Ricks' victims ranged in age from 11 to 17-years-old. Authorities say they believe Ricks may have scores of other victims, after they found photos on his laptop computer and in his home in Federalsburg, Md., showing former students naked or in sexual positions. Additionally, Ricks reportedly kept journals detailing his effort to befriend and the subsequent abuse of numerous boys, dating to the 1970s...."

    and

    "Ricks, who was working as an English teacher at Osbourn High School when he was arrested in February, 2010, is expected to face 25 years in prison."

    more at link



    And:

    http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/...-porn-traces-history-charlottesvil-ar-881761/

    "....Ricks admitted to engaging in illegal sexual contact with minor boys over a 30-year period that dated back to his years as a junior camp counselor at Camp Holiday Trails in Charlottesville, the release said.

    Debra Evans Smith, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Washington field office, said Ricks admitted to sexually assaulting boys he came in contact with as a camp counselor and a teacher and foreign exchange students he hosted in his home...."

    more at link
     
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    http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=139200

    Former Manassas Teacher Pleads Guilty To Child Porn

    "A former Manassas high school teacher pleaded guilty to six counts of producing child pornography and one count of possessing.

    "This case is a chilling reminder to parents and kids that sometimes the face of evil is the familiar and the everyday," said United States Attorney Neil MacBride.

    Federal prosecutors say Kevin Ricks' victims ranged in age from 11 to 17-years-old. Authorities say they believe Ricks may have scores of other victims, after they found photos on his laptop computer and in his home in Federalsburg, Md., showing former students naked or in sexual positions. Additionally, Ricks reportedly kept journals detailing his effort to befriend and the subsequent abuse of numerous boys, dating to the 1970s...."

    and

    "Ricks, who was working as an English teacher at Osbourn High School when he was arrested in February, 2010, is expected to face 25 years in prison."

    more at link



    And:

    http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/...-porn-traces-history-charlottesvil-ar-881761/

    "....Ricks admitted to engaging in illegal sexual contact with minor boys over a 30-year period that dated back to his years as a junior camp counselor at Camp Holiday Trails in Charlottesville, the release said.

    Debra Evans Smith, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Washington field office, said Ricks admitted to sexually assaulting boys he came in contact with as a camp counselor and a teacher and foreign exchange students he hosted in his home...."

    more at link
     
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    http://washingtonexaminer.com/local...eacher-pleads-guilty-gets-25-years-child-porn


    Va. teacher pleads guilty, gets 25 years for child porn


    "....Ricks, now 50, pleaded guilty to child pornography charges Thursday in federal court in Alexandria, admitting that he got boys in his care drunk, fondled them and took sexually explicit photographs and videos. That abuse occurred across the globe for more than three decades, Ricks admitted in a statement of facts submitted with the plea documents.

    He pleaded guilty to six counts of production of child pornography and one possession charge.

    Ricks was a "master manipulator...."



    Why are all these states willing to dismiss charges for the actual sexual abuse? I don't get it. Were the cases all outside the SOL? This man damaged scores of young people's lives. Did the victims agree to this plea?
     
  8. Missizzy

    Missizzy New Member

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    I still don't see any explanation as to why only charges on child porn rather than sexual assault.


    http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs...teacher-kevin-ricks-sentenced-child-porn-case

    Va. teacher Ricks sentenced in child porn case

    "Virginia teacher Kevin Ricks was formally sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison on child pornography charges. Ricks, 51, pleaded guilty in federal court in Alexandria in March. Prosecutors and his attorney settled on the 25-year sentence as part of his plea agreement.

    Ricks admitted that he got boys in his care drunk, fondled them and took sexually explicit photographs and videos of them over a 30-year span as a camp counselor and teacher...."

    More at link
     

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