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OMG

Manhattan, KS

#1 Sep 12, 2010
Is it true there was another man arrested for sexually abusing his children?
IFSO

Beloit, KS

#2 Sep 13, 2010
There are people arrested everyday for abusing their children (sexually & physically). So, I guess the answer is yes.
OMG

Manhattan, KS

#3 Sep 14, 2010
Well I heard there was a man arrested Friday and is currently in jail in Beloit for having sex with his kids. I couldn't find any arrest records (because you have to pay for everything) and it's not in the papers. So I was wondering if anyone knew what was going on yet?
Beloit Grad

United States

#4 Sep 14, 2010
I've heard rumors and even a name but since it's only rumors it wouldn't be right to name the person until it is officially reported.
IFSO

Beloit, KS

#5 Sep 14, 2010
I too have heard rumors and I feel like IF there is any truth to it, the children will be re-victimized once the information is released. Sometimes people need to remember the initial "hurt" inflicted by those they love is bad enough but dealing with it over and over because of public "talk" makes it seem unbearable.

Of course, there are people who are genuinely concerned about others who are going through hardship in their lives (abuse, affairs, divorce, illness, etc.) but unless if those who are going through the experience want to share it with us individually, is it really our place to inquire? I know I would never personally ask a child "is it true...." so I guess I don't know if I'd be able to ask the individual either. You know?
Beloit Grad

United States

#6 Sep 14, 2010
KDNS radio said there was also a similar investigation out of Saline County.
OMG

Manhattan, KS

#7 Sep 14, 2010
I have also heard a name at work. I was trying to find out information for someone but can't seem to find out anything. I do understand the need to be discreet and concerned for the kids but I also think the public needs to know asap. For one - it's public record. Second - what if your kid or others' kids have had contact with him or his kids? As a parent, I would think everyone would want to know.
As I have heard, his family is well known in the community - maybe that has something to do with it? Who knows. But you would think there would be some sort of report or court date published by now.
IFSO

Beloit, KS

#8 Sep 14, 2010
OMG, you are right. I do believe parents want to know, especially those concerned with the well being of their children who were in contact with this individual. I know as a parent, I trust no one with my children. Sometimes people who you thought had normal lives, raising their children with good values and in a home safe enough to send your children into are actually "monsters". It's a very scary world anymore and trust is sometimes given too freely to others, especially when it comes to the most precious gift of all; our children.
I also agree, by now one would think the individual would have been arrested and might have made an appearance in front of a judge (or a date scheduled) so there would be a public news report on it but I too have heard nothing.
IFSO

Beloit, KS

#9 Sep 14, 2010
Beloit Grad, is the case in Saline County connected to this case or is it just a similar case? I didn't hear the news report you were referring to.
Beloit Grad

United States

#10 Sep 14, 2010
According to KDNS radio this case is a multi county investigation. No bail was set and it is a possible life in prison sentence possible. KS country news is at about 5 minutes after the hour.It will be on in the morning. The news report named Richie Watts. I'm not saying it's true but thats what was on the radio.
IFSO

Beloit, KS

#11 Sep 14, 2010
Beloit Grad -- KS country news? Is that AM or FM and 5 minutes after 8:00 is that the news time? Thank you for the information.
IFSO

Beloit, KS

#12 Sep 14, 2010
By the way, if it was on the radio and give any names than it must be public knowledge. It must be a multiple count crime to have possible life in prison. What I mean is, there must be a lot to this case other than just sexual abuse of one child, especially if it is dealing with a multi county investigation.
Beloit Grad

United States

#13 Sep 14, 2010
KDNS is 94.1 FM. News it a few minutes after 8, 9, 12 noon and 5 PM. Supposed to be 5 after the hour but thay are late a lot depending on how much national news is on. Details were not clear and I didn't listen to every word. Something about no bail, multi county investigation and possible life sentence. It will be on again in the morning. It said "Richard L. Watts"
IFSO

Beloit, KS

#14 Sep 14, 2010
Thank you. I did try to google it randomly and even looked on both local radio station web sites to see if there was a news release on it but found nothing. I will have to listen to the radio station to see if they give information regarding the topic. It won't be long before it's in newspapers and possibly on the news depending on how many counties are involved and the depth of the crimes.
OMG

Manhattan, KS

#15 Sep 15, 2010
thank you. i will listen also. I'm sure it's bound to be on the news and in the paper soon if it's on the radio.
OMG

Manhattan, KS

#16 Sep 15, 2010
Thank you! I will listen to the radio also. I'm sure it's bound to be on the news and in the paper soon - since it's on the radio. I think there is more to this story than anyone is letting on. I'm sure there will be a court date set soon.
Time For Court

Beloit, KS

#17 Sep 20, 2010
It is said the hearing is Monday, September 27,2010. Don't count on the local paper. It won't be there.
IFSO

Beloit, KS

#18 Sep 20, 2010
"Time For Court" -- do you know if he is going to be formally charged or if they are going to start making decisions in the case like: will it go to trial? I also wonder if they will discuss evidence. At this point, I don't really think people know much about what is going on in this case - other than the small article in the paper which was taken from the report from KDNS.

I realize he was "charged" but it seems like the only thing people know is it was Off-grid and the Misconduct charge but other than that there is no information. At some point it will have to come out if he sexually abused his own children, someone else's, if he was caught in some type of "sting", if he was just viewing porn while his kids were in the house (which I've heard is what they are claiming), etc.

I also wonder if this will be an open court so people can enter to hear the actual case. The only reason I ask is because I know some of the other serious crimes committed here in Beloit, people did go to the trial / hearings to hear first hand the facts of the case instead of depending on the reports on the radio and in the paper.
OMG

Manhattan, KS

#19 Sep 21, 2010
I'm not sure what was decided yesterday in court - but I also know there is a court date scheduled for Friday, September 24th at 1:30pm per District Court yesterday.

As I have heard, he was caught in a sting and also confessed to inappropriate touching/behavior with his kids, along with porn/toys in the home - which is where the endangering a child charge comes into play (4 counts - 1 per child).

I hope it does go to trial and if he did do something to his children - that he pays and gets help.
Beloit Grad

Cawker City, KS

#20 Sep 21, 2010
I have known Rich for many years. I have witnessed nothing more than him being a good dad with a very supportive mother that helped him. Please give Richard his day in court, I believe he is a good person and deserves that!

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