Richardson Loses Appeal Against Conviction

November 19, 2014

slider-04Youth leader Milton Richardson — who was convicted of kissing an 11 year old boy — has lost his appeal, with Chief Justice Ian Kawaley ruling that “the Learned Magistrate’s Judgment convicting the Appellant of each of the four counts with which he was charged is unimpeachable. The appeal against conviction is dismissed.”

The written ruling said that on June 10, 2013, the Appellant was charged with four counts of sexual assault while in a position of trust, and the allegations were that on two occasions he kissed the victim on the neck and he kissed the ear, neck and mouth respectively. The victim was 11 years old.

On May 15, 2014, he was sentenced to nine months imprisonment on Count 1 and 18 months’ imprisonment concurrent on each of Counts 2 to 4, followed by two years probation including a condition that he should not have supervised care of any minor for that period.

“The facts found by the trial judge clearly supported a finding that the sexual purpose element of the offences charged had been proved,” Chief Justice Ian Kawaley’s ruling said. “And, for the avoidance of doubt, this conclusion is in no way impacted by the fact that this was a same-sex assault.”

“It is inconceivable that any reasonable bystander observing the circumstances C described in relation to the Appellant on the two occasions in question would fail to conclude that the intimate kissing described was ‘for a sexual purpose.”

The full court ruling follows below [PDF here]

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  1. Mr.Speaker says:

    He shouldnt be allowed to work with kids anymore. Have his face and name on a sex offenders list.

  2. Jonny rocket says:

    disgusting

  3. TRUTH HURTS says:

    Take this guys man card.

  4. Sky Pilot says:

    his face and name is already on lists…you are reading one now!

  5. swing voter says:

    9 months is light …. he should think him-self lucky. However, the bigger question remains unanswered. Why do these men think its okay to behave this way? Some think that its ok because of their ‘experience’ during childhood….that’s not good enough. How does a damaged adult who was molested as a child, cave in to evil impulses and justify passing on the horror of that experience to another innocent child….where is Sheilegh when u need her? Can someone help me understand the mind set of a predator?

    • Self says:

      The sad part is, a group of his ‘supporters’ actually held a press conference, during which they defended him and asked the public not to believe everything they hear. They are still in denial mode, which means they need to be monitored as well. They see no fault with him being around children, which is scary and dangerous.

      • twinkle toes says:

        I totally agree with you. the fact that he stated during his trial that he sees nothing wrong with what he did shows that he is most likely to reoffend once he’s been let out and if, for some horrible reason, he’s put in another position of trust over a minor.

  6. haha says:

    Should be locked up for 20 years. SICK S***!

  7. Coffee says:

    Very disgusting indeed !

  8. charity says:

    let’s hope that he gets the necessary treatment, to reduce his risk or reoffending

  9. Fedup Nana says:

    “nuff said”….. Should be locked up for 20+ years