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.

12 Thoughts to “Convicted Sex Offender Kevin Ricks Tells Court He is Not a Pedophile”

  1. Here ya go. This is probably what you mean:

  2. Gainesville Resident

    I’m surprised at the very short sentence, which exceeded sentencing guidelines??? Can’t believe that’s all the time you get for that offense. Something’s wrong with our laws here.

    Yeah, he’s not a sexual predator….. What an idiot/pervert.

  3. I thought you went to jail for 10 years or so for messing with kids.

  4. To boot, the kid was given alcohol before the assault. Hello? Alcohol to a minor in addition to sex?

  5. This entire story makes me sick. Is this the case where the parents of another boy went in to the principal to tell of their suspicions?

  6. Emma

    Love the denial–“I’m not a pedophile (alcoholic, drug addict, etc.). I can stop anytime I want to!” Anyway, despite the best efforts of the PWC police to catch criminals, PWC judges are notoriously lenient and often ridiculously creative in their sentencing. If it were my daughter, knowing he was getting only four more months in prison would make me blind with rage.

  7. Emma

    not daughter, but son—forgot he played on the same team with kids.

  8. Of course, technically, legally, he is NOT a pedophile, as that is attraction to pre-pubescent children. However, he still is a scumbag. Statutory rape at the least.

    As I posted earlier…. Hanover Fiste has it just right…..

  9. Gainesville Resident

    I see what Cargosquid is saying that TECHNICALLY he’s not a pedophile. As others have said, the whole thing makes me sick. I would have thought 10 years minimum too! Something’s not right with the law here.

  10. Lafayette

    I agree with Cargo and Gainesville. I would add that castration should be part of the sentence for these pervs too.

    Gainesville,
    Welcome back!!

  11. Gainesville Resident

    I like Lafayette’s castration idea – totally agree. It’s good to be back, Lafayette – I’ve been lurking all along but MH’s posting of my pictures/comments about the Border Patrol blimp lured me back to posting.

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