was an LDS church member in Hutchinson, Kansas; accepted a plea deal, pleaded guilty and convicted of Aggravated indecent liberties w child; Offender =>18 fondle child <14; currently in prison in Kansas

Case Summary

Charles Edward Richmond was a mormon in Kansas that over a period of 4 years sexually abused a girl which started at age 8. In order to protect her cousin from abuse from Richmond, she reported her ongoing abuse. Richmond who had fled to Florida had to be extradited back to Kansas. Richmond took a plea deal in exchange for his plea to one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, prosecutors dismissed counts of rape and sodomy. According to a Floodlit source Richmond was excommunicated for his abuse. The victims mother while in court said there were 6 other victims Richmond sexually abused. He sentenced to life with no chance at parole for 25 years.

Offenses:

1. Rape; Offender is 18 or older and victim is < 14 YOA

2. Aggravated criminal sodomy; Offender 18 or older and child <14

3. Aggravated indecent liberties w child; Offender =>18 fondle child <14

Offense Date: 01-01-2013 Filing date: 11-16-2018

Pleaded Guilty to Aggravated indecent liberties w child; Offender =>18 fondle child <14. Richmond pleaded guilty on Feb. 25, 2019.

Sources
  1. Hutchinson child molester sentenced to life term
    view source details | 3 May 2019 | The Hutchinson Post
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