Wednesday, July 28, 2010

VA: Washington Post Article Highlights Alleged Sexual Predator; Abuse World-wide, Goes Back Decades

Author's Note: The Washington Post has published an article about alleged sexual predator Kevin Ricks. Ricks has allegedly sexually abused boys and documented his exploits in journals, photos, and videos.

Below is an excerpt:

Kevin Ricks' career as teacher, tutor shows pattern of abuse that goes back decades


Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, July 25, 2010


Kevin Ricks was a gregarious, well-traveled English teacher at Osbourn High School, a Walt Whitman devotee who was so popular that a photo of him in class was chosen to fill the opening page of the yearbook. A writer and photographer himself, Ricks would walk the halls of the Manassas school with a leather-bound journal of his musings tucked in his bag, next to his laptop computer.

What teachers, parents, students and even his wife didn't know was that his journals contained decades of dark secrets, a running handwritten commentary of Ricks's world of obsession, infatuation, pursuit, sexual abuse and international child exploitation.

They didn't know about his library of homemade pornographic videos and explicit photographs capturing his tequila-soaked sex acts with teenage boys he had handpicked. They didn't know about the makeshift shrine boxes containing mementos of the episodes, including sex toys, soiled tissues and hair trimmings.

Even some of the victims didn't know they were victims.

A four-month Washington Post investigation of Ricks's career as a teacher, tutor, foreign exchange host and camp counselor has revealed a pattern of abuse that dates to at least 1978 and has left a trail of victims spanning the globe. But despite the abuse, Ricks moved from one teaching job to the next over nearly 30 years, navigating the nation's public and private school systems undetected, evading traps designed to catch him.

For the full article, please follow this link:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/24/AR2010072402605.html



1 comment:

Vernon Malcolm said...

Clergy, teachers, camp counselors, amusememnt park workers, ice cream vendors, professors, doctors and such should all undergo rigorous psychiatric testing under Obama Health Care Overhaul before being allowed near children.