Mountain Grove man pleads guilty in child porn case

Nov 14, 2012 Full story: Springfield News-Leader 18

A Mountain Grove, man pleaded guilty in federal court today to possessing thousands of images and videos of child pornography that included bondage, bestiality and victims as young as 3. Under federal statutes, Ricky Burton Friend, 57, is subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in federal prison, up to 20 years in federal prison, ... (more)

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laughing

United States

#1 Nov 14, 2012
Well what did I say.you should be so proud of your town.your a bunch. Of crackhead child malesters
Well

Branson, MO

#2 Nov 15, 2012
laughing wrote:
Well what did I say.you should be so proud of your town.your a bunch. Of crackhead child malesters
And you're an idiot who can't spell "molesters."
But the funny part of this is the fact that he took his computer to a repair shop. What did he think was going to happen? Repair shop workers are always looking for that wank during working hours... What's better than a bit of strange on a stranger's computer? Might find something you've never seen before. Looks like this guy did. Wasn't quite what he was expecting though.
Well

Branson, MO

#3 Nov 15, 2012
Besides... 175 videos? He apparently isn't a very good collecter. I'm sure there's much more than that out there. So, not only is he an idiot and a pedophile, he's not even very good at it. 15 years and that's it?
who was

Cameron, MO

#4 Nov 16, 2012
Who was it I missed the news.
U R Sickos

Rolla, MO

#5 Nov 16, 2012
It sounds like "well" might be into this kind of crap himself! Sounds like he knows how to not get caught! Of course this guy will get 5 to 20 years most likely the min 5 with good time, time served (county) and all the other self righteous, reward the pervert prison programs he will probably serve a year at most in a real prison. He will probably be protected while he is in there unlike those kids in those pics! Sick creep! They need to lock molesters, child porn pricks and the rest of the little, wee wieners (that can only get it up for a child) up for life and throw away the key! That means NO PAROLE for baby raper pricks! Put his azz in general population (no protection for predators) and let the big boys violate his azz! It has been proven by numerous studies that these bastards can not be helped or healed! Throw away the key, lock up perverts for life!
U R Sickos

Rolla, MO

#6 Nov 16, 2012
It time people take a stand and demand perverts be given life sentences!
2 sick for words

Cameron, MO

#7 Nov 16, 2012
A Mountain Grove, man pleaded guilty in federal court today to possessing thousands of images and videos of child pornography that included bondage, bestiality and victims as young as 3.

Under federal statutes, Ricky Burton Friend, 57, is subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in federal prison, up to 20 years in federal prison, plus a fine of up to $250,000, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri said in a press release.

Friend pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge James C. England to the charge contained in a June 19, 2012 federal indictment. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled following an investigation by the United States Probation Office, the release said.

According to that release, a forensic examination of Friendís computer and other items revealed 2,962 images of child pornography and 175 child pornography videos. Some of the videos and images depicted bondage and bestiality involving minor children and images of child pornography where the victims appeared to be under the age of 3.

According to the plea agreement, an employee of a computer repair store contacted the FBI when he found child pornography on Friendís desktop computer. Friend had brought his computer into the store for repair after an electrical storm. While working on the computer, the employee discovered the child pornography.

After Friend picked up his repaired computer, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Friendís residence and seized the computer, two digital cameras and other related items, the release said. A child pornography video was downloading to Friendís computer when the officers arrived to execute the search warrant, the release said.
Fred

Saint Louis, MO

#8 Nov 16, 2012
I'm not defending what he did by any stretch of the imagination, and as far as I'm concerned, he deserves everything he's got coming to him.

However, I have a burning question here...my family knows several Friends around the Houston and Mountain Grove areas, and I can't help but wonder who his parents are and if I know them. Does anyone who knows him personally know?
sicko

Cameron, MO

#9 Nov 16, 2012
I found a Rick Friend on facebook, but have no idea if it is him. There is a picture and he looks old with gray hair.
Here he is

Hamilton, MO

#10 Nov 16, 2012
Here is the link to his picture. He worked for Frito Lay for 27 years.
http://www.khozradio.com/15763/guilty_plea_to...
sicko

Cameron, MO

#11 Nov 16, 2012
If this happene in June, why are wejust now hearing about it?
Where has he been all this time?

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The U-S Attorneyís office says 57-year old Ricky Burton Friend was indicted in June after taking his computer to a store for repairs after it was damaged during a storm. An employee of the store found child pornography while working on the computer and notified authorities. After Friend picked up his repaired computer, law enforcement officers arrived to search his home just as a child pornography video was downloading.
Well

West Plains, MO

#12 Nov 16, 2012
U R Sickos wrote:
It sounds like "well" might be into this kind of crap himself! Sounds like he knows how to not get caught! Of course this guy will get 5 to 20 years most likely the min 5 with good time, time served (county) and all the other self righteous, reward the pervert prison programs he will probably serve a year at most in a real prison. He will probably be protected while he is in there unlike those kids in those pics! Sick creep! They need to lock molesters, child porn pricks and the rest of the little, wee wieners (that can only get it up for a child) up for life and throw away the key! That means NO PAROLE for baby raper pricks! Put his azz in general population (no protection for predators) and let the big boys violate his azz! It has been proven by numerous studies that these bastards can not be helped or healed! Throw away the key, lock up perverts for life!
Not quite. Just laughing at this chucklehead's misfortune. There have been so many instances of people getting caught this way, you'd think others would wise up. I just enjoy the plight of dumb crooks, pretty much the same way people laugh at folks who try to rob donut shops.
Hmmmmm

El Dorado Springs, MO

#13 Dec 17, 2012
Noticed someone had my comment about Judge Wall deleted. Wonder who's protecting whom?
Pclucky

United States

#14 Jan 24, 2013
I actually knew Rick work to him for several years you would have never known but hopefully he never see the light of day
haha

United States

#15 Jan 24, 2013
It amazes me how many people think he's an idiot for getting caught! He's a damn idiot for doing it. I wouldn't be trying to educate other perverts so they don't get caught!
haha

United States

#16 Jan 28, 2013
I seen he passed away today
Little Dickie

Brampton, Canada

#17 Jan 30, 2013
Too bad he is gone, he had many a boning to submit to.
weird

Lawson, MO

#18 Feb 1, 2013
So odd that he died so young. Probably tons of stress what with getting caught and all and what was to come...

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