|Richard Fredrick Adams Sr., 63, of Weatherford, TX|
WEATHERFORD, Texas - A former Hudson Oaks firefighter was sentenced to 15 years in prison for repeatedly sexually assaulting two young girls last year.
Richard Fredrick Adams Sr., 63, also a retired Fort Worth firefighter, was sentenced earlier this month after pleading guilty to two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child in a plea agreement.
He got 15 years on each charge, and the two sentences would be served concurrently. Adams will have to serve half his sentence before he is eligible for parole, and he must register as a sex offender upon his release, Parker County Assistant District Attorney Jeff Swain said on Tuesday.
Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid! Stop with the concurrent sentences for child sex abuse, please. Wow! That's some kind of plea bargain; it's obvious who got the bargain and it wasn't his victims. Good grief! Eligible for parole in 7.5 years. Those girls will still be in their teens. There should be 'no possibility' of him getting out of prison while those girls are still teens. Someone should be investigated over this plea bargain, and someone should be fired!
Charges of sex abuse of a child continuous and indecency with a child will not be pursued by prosecutors as part of the plea agreement.
Adams remained in the Parker County Jail Tuesday awaiting his transfer to state prison.
He was arrested in July 2014 after investigators seized rolls of duct tape, cellphones, pornographic videos, towels and electronic equipment from his two houses in unincorporated Parker County near Weatherford, authorities said.
He assaulted the girls, ages 11 and 8, at the houses and in his vehicle. The girls were acquaintances of his.
According to a search warrant affidavit obtained by the Star-Telegram in July 2014, the 8-year-old told an investigator that Adams forced her to commit sex acts on him and he did the same to her at his houses. Also, Adams drove her to a lake and sexually assaulted her in his pickup, authorities said.
At times, Adams showed her movies of “grown-ups doing” sex acts, and then would perform sex acts on her, the girl told investigators.
She said that Adams used white tape and gray duct tape to bind her hands and feet, and also used the tape to bind her to a bloody mattress. Adams used towels to clean up rooms and his truck after performing sex acts on the girls, the affidavit said.
OMG, this is utterly disgraceful!
|Hudson Oaks, Weatherford, Texas|
The girls were interviewed July 18, 2014, in Fort Worth. Investigators have found no other girls who might be involved, Arnett said in the interview.
At the time of his arrest, Adams was suspended from Hudson Oaks Fire Rescue, Chief Pat English said in July 2014. Adams later resigned from the department, English said in a Tuesday email.
Adams was a Fort Worth firefighter from 1977 until he retired in 2009, Fort Worth fire officials have said.
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