Convicted Sex Offender Kevin Ricks Tells Court He is Not a Pedophile

Convicted sex offender Kevin Ricks who taught at Osbourn High School until his arrest told the court that he was not a pedophile.  According to the News & Messenger:

“I never have been. I am not a predator. I never have been,” he said.

Ricks, 50, pleaded guilty in July to taking indecent liberties with a minor for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy.

Thursday, Prince William Circuit Court Judge William D. Hamblen sentenced him to five years in prison, with four suspended. He will get credit for the eight months he has already served.

The sentence exceeds Virginia’s voluntary sentencing guidelines, which recommended between one and 90 days in jail.

Hamblen said he thought the guidelines were not appropriate because they did not “take into account the breech of trust” involved in the crime, he said.

Ricks was accused of having  two sexual encounters with the teen boy, who was a student in his English class during the 2008-2009 school year.

What part of predator and sex offender does this pervert not get?  He is 50.  His victim is 16 years old.  He rented a room from this boy’s father.  He was entrusted with teaching kids.  Ricks tried to explain that his indecent liberties were consensual.  He still doesn’t get it.  That doesn’t make it ok. He is 50.  If he were 19, maybe.  But 50? 

It looks like this sexual predator will spend 4 more MONTHS in jail.  Why is this person getting out of jail?  He lived in someone’s home and he molested the owner’s child.  Consensual my foot!  Sex between an adult that age and a minor is NEVER consensual.  He taught in a school system.  He taught this boy.  He betrayed the City of Manassas, the boy, the parents, the public.  And he spends 4 more months in jail, goes on the sex offenders list, and can’t work around kids.  UFB. 

I guess it is a good thing I am not a judge.  He would have gotten 20 years from me or until his urges to do this left him completely.  Our legal system as it relates to child molesters and all sexual predators needs to grow some major fangs and get these creeps out of society where they can no longer harm anyone. It sounds like Judge Hamblen’s hands were somewhat tied and he would have given him more time if he could have.  These predators are getting by with what amounts to a slap on the wrist.

Early Voting: Last Chance is Saturday October 30

If you are planning to be out of town or have a long day planned at work on Tuesday, it is possible to go in today or tomorrow to the Voter Registration Office and cast your ballot.  The office is open on Friday until 5 pm.  It is also open on Saturday from 9 – 5 pm.

The only hitch is you have to give your reason and tell where you will be, which is no big deal  I was allowed to list the state where I would be.  It is certainly important to vote and the early voting plan allows this to happen.  You will NOT be able to vote on Monday.

Prince William County Early/Absentee Voter Registration:

Office of Voter Registration and Elections
9250 Lee Avenue, Suite 1 
Manassas, VA 20110

 City of Manassas.  

9025 Center Street
Manassas, VA  20108
Ph: 703-257-8230

The hours for Absentee Voting in person are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 23 and October 30, 2010  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., for the November 2, 2010 General Election.  The last day a paper Ballot can be mailed for this Election is October 26, 2010. (City)



If you need to know where to vote, go to the Virginia State Board of Elections Website and type in your address. Your precinct will be given.

The website is:

You can also get election returns on Tuesday night from that site at ELECTION RESULTS.