Monday, April 24, 2017

Strange Criminal Case In Las Vegas

First off, this firefighter is a pig and should be fired.
From the LVRJ: A judge set bail at $25,000 on Thursday for a Las Vegas fire captain accused of paying a teenage girl $300 to have sex with him inside a fire station.
Richard Loughry, 46, is charged with two counts of statutory sexual seduction; three counts of lewdness with a child under 16; two counts of child abuse, neglect or endangerment; and one count of soliciting prostitution of a minor. All are felonies.
According to a police report, Loughry twice asked the girl whether she was comfortable going to his fire station. The report said an advertisement described the girl as 22, though she is 15.
Defense attorney Craig Hendricks called the case “an incredibly embarrassing situation” and argued for Loughry to be released on his own recognizance. Had the victim actually been 22, the lawyer argued, Loughry would be charged with a misdemeanor.
“I’m not downplaying what my client may have done or did not do, but he cooperated with authorities in every way, shape and form,” Hendricks said. “Now he’s facing 94 years in prison. That is one incredible disparity.”
Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Cynthia Cruz said that if Loughry posts bail, he must remain under house arrest and have no internet access.

Again, I am not defending what this guy did but shouldn't the advertiser be charged with pandering?
The cops already nailed this girl's pimp, so that is taken care of.
But if the firefighter thought the girl is 22, and trust me, after working in high schools, some girls who are 15 can look like 22 year olds, then how he can be charged with child abuse and other child related charges?  I suppose he could have carded her, but I'm not sure, but I think most guys who pick up prostitutes don't card their prostitute.
And the girl said she was traumatized by what happened but she was in a fire station and she could have told the firefighter what the truth was and get help, but she didn't.
The firefighter needs to be fired and lose his pension, but I suspect, since he is married, his home arrest could be worse than jail and his soon to be ex-wife, I am sure, will be getting a lot of his money.
Couldn't have happened to a worse slug.

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