Richard Smith II Wiki & Richard Smith II Bio
Kanawha County prosecutors say that Richard Smith II was sentenced to a total of 205 to 775 years in prison on charges of first-degree sexual abuse, four counts of first-degree sexual assault and five counts of sexual abuse by one parent or tutor. He was convicted in the Circuit Court of Kanawha County earlier this year. According to the criminal complaint, Smith and the girl’s grandmother, Roseanna Thompson, were in the custody of a family member at their home in Kanawha County on February 19, 2015. The criminal complaint alleges that Smith and Thompson sexually assaulted and abused the girl. They were arrested in May 2018.
Officials say Richard Smith II and the baby’s grandmother sexually assaulted and abused the girl. The complaint also says that they filmed themselves during the sexual assault and abuse. https://t.co/VQNEmJigcg
— KLFY NEWS 10 (@KLFY) March 4, 2020
Richard Smith II first-degree sexual abuse
Kanawha Circuit Judge Tera Salango sentenced Richard Smith II, 41, on Wednesday to serve between 205 and 775 years behind bars.https://t.co/pbQFPePCQN
— Law News (@LawNewz) March 4, 2020
Smith was convicted last month for 11 counts of first-degree sexual abuse, four counts of sexual assault and five counts of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person in a position of trust. After issuing the sentence, Salango told Smith the videos that made jurors have to watch “made adult men cry,” Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. “I think you’re one of the most evil people I’ve met,” Salango said. Smith refused to speak before being sentenced.
A man accused of molesting a minor & filming sexually explicit conduct was sentenced to life in prison Wed.
Jury found Richard Smith II guilty on 20 counts.
— RedCap004 (@eileeneileenur) March 4, 2020
Richard Smith II And His Girlfriend Arrested
Smith and his ex-girlfriend, Roseanna Thompson, were arrested in May 2018 and accused of recording the abuse of Thompson’s granddaughter three years earlier, state police said at the time. The arrests came after soldiers were informed that Smith had child pornography at home, the media reported.
Richard Smith II, 41, was found guilty in Kanawha Circuit Court on 11 counts of first-degree sexual abuse, 4 counts of sexual assault and 5 counts of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person in position of trust. — @jj_severino writes https://t.co/vJnDTIWobS
— Gazette-Mail (@wvgazettemail) January 9, 2020
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