Kentucky Man Pleads Guilty To Attempting To Have Sex With 2 …
Richard L. Barksdale, 69, of Goshen, Kentucky, pleaded guilty Friday to traveling across state lines to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor. According to court documents, on July 18, 2022, Barksdale contacted an individual he found on a fetish website he believed to be the single mother of two girls, ages 11 and 13, in Beckley, West Virginia.
Barksdale admitted that he began communicating with the woman in phone calls and text messages, telling the woman that he wanted to engage in sexual activity with her daughters.
In the news: 2 Cuban Migrants Cross The Border From The Sky, Landing Hand Glider In Florida Barksdale further admitted that he discussed methods to avoid the minor children getting pregnant, such as by putting them on birth control pills. Barksdale arranged to rent a hotel room in Beckley where he would meet the two minor females to engage in sexual activity with both of them.
He also arranged to bring gift cards and candy to make the minors more comfortable with him. On September 11, 2022, Barksdale traveled from his Kentucky residence to the Beckley hotel, where he was arrested. In the news: Florida Teen Arrested After Forcing 1-Year-Old To Smoke Marijuana In Largo
Barksdale is scheduled to be sentenced on July 7, 2023, and faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison, five years and up to a lifetime of supervised release, and a £250,000 fine. Barksdale must also register as a sex offender.
United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force. Android Users, Click To Download The Free Press App And Never Miss A Story.
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