Serial Homosexual Predator Abused Many Young Boys -- Without Victims Even Knowing
It could be the template for many others. Right now we need to know how many innocent victims were abused.
And parents need to learn from this incident: only a few people discover and take action when the predator attacks.
An extensive four month long report on just one homosexual predator was published today in the Washington Post.
This is the beginning of a case of a possible serial homosexual predator who worked with and at the center of activities involving thousands of young students and who victimized many until being caught recently in Prince William County, Virginia.
The Washington Post reports "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
The Post details the methods used by Ricks to fool families, fellow teachers and how he used alcohol to completely disarm his young victims.
There are many victims many of whom are being located slowly by authorities who have collected the evidence contained in photo albums and videos of the victims taken by the predator.
Many of the victims do not know they were taken advantage of after being supplied alcohol. The investigation is continuing.
School Authorities Embarassed
James Orr, a former assistant superintendent who hired Ricks, said he could not comment on the case because it was a personnel matter. But, he said, it is an example of why schools must remain vigilant.
"It just turns my stomach when this mud splashes on education," Orr said. "It just makes me sick. We work really hard to educate kids and protect them, and then something like this happens. As a victim of this occurring, it's embarrassing, but it also heightens my resolve to make sure each and every person that has contact with kids is the right person, the right professional."
Only One Student Discovered and Confronted The Predator
Of the many victims only one student discovered and confronted the predator, from the article "The student said he was allowed to use Ricks's home computer but in doing so discovered a large amount of gay pornography."
Later the student told authorities nothing happened due to not wanting to be the "only" person to report him.
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Path Of A Predator
Photo of Kevin Ricks posted here, arrested in one case in Prince William County. Are there more victims?
This is a link to the timeline of this homosexual predator who preyed on many young boys.
If you or anyone you know met this man since 1978, and suspect you may know something about this case, please notify authorities in Prince William County and the FBI investigating the Kevin Ricks case.