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concerned father

Cobleskill, NY

#1 Jul 18, 2010
IT IS ABOUT TIME THEY PUT THAT RITCHARD MONROE JR WHERE HE BELONES HE HAS DONE ENOUGH DAMAGE TO ENOUGH KIDS LIVES INCLUDING MY DAUGHTER I WAS WONDERING HOW MANY MORE KIDS HE WAS GOING TO MESS WITH BEFORE THEY DONE SOMETHING ABOUT HIN.NOW MABE THESE KIDS CAN GET ON WITH THERE LIVES I FEEL SORRY FOR THE KIDS THAT HAD TO GO THROUGH THIS.THE MOTHER SHOULD BE REALY PROUD OF HER SELF THAT SHE TOOK THE WORD OF HIM OVER HER OWN KIDS AND ALOUD HIM TO CONTINUE TO LET HIM LIVE IN HER HOME.SHE SHOULD BE PUT BEHIND BARS HER SELF.NO INSTED SHE GIVES UP HER KIDS SO SHE CAN HAVE ANOTHER SEX AFFENDER LIVE WITH HER .ALL I GOT TO SAY IS WAY TO GO MOM IM GLAD TO SEE WHO IS MORE IMPORTANT A PEACE OF ASS OR YOUR KIDS WE ALL SEE WHAT YOU CHOSE.
edumacation

Albany, NY

#2 Jul 18, 2010
concerned father wrote:
IT IS ABOUT TIME THEY PUT THAT RITCHARD MONROE JR WHERE HE BELONES HE HAS DONE ENOUGH DAMAGE TO ENOUGH KIDS LIVES INCLUDING MY DAUGHTER I WAS WONDERING HOW MANY MORE KIDS HE WAS GOING TO MESS WITH BEFORE THEY DONE SOMETHING ABOUT HIN.NOW MABE THESE KIDS CAN GET ON WITH THERE LIVES I FEEL SORRY FOR THE KIDS THAT HAD TO GO THROUGH THIS.THE MOTHER SHOULD BE REALY PROUD OF HER SELF THAT SHE TOOK THE WORD OF HIM OVER HER OWN KIDS AND ALOUD HIM TO CONTINUE TO LET HIM LIVE IN HER HOME.SHE SHOULD BE PUT BEHIND BARS HER SELF.NO INSTED SHE GIVES UP HER KIDS SO SHE CAN HAVE ANOTHER SEX AFFENDER LIVE WITH HER .ALL I GOT TO SAY IS WAY TO GO MOM IM GLAD TO SEE WHO IS MORE IMPORTANT A PEACE OF ASS OR YOUR KIDS WE ALL SEE WHAT YOU CHOSE.
There's a ticonderoga edumacation right there. Save tax dollars, home school!
concerned father

Cobleskill, NY

#3 Jul 18, 2010
IM GLAD HOME SCHOOLING IS MORE IMPORTANT THEN KIDS SAFTY IS THIS SAID RIGHT JERK
Just Me

Bolton Landing, NY

#4 Jul 18, 2010
I also am glad that Richard finally got what he deserved now he will be where he belongs I hope he rotts to death while he is there and as for the kids mother I also agree that she is a price of shit and should not have taken a mans word over her own children and them as far as her signing away her rights to them just so she can be with yet another sex offender yes that was wrong but it is in the childrens best intrest cuz now they can be raised and loved like children should instead of having to be raised by some so called mom who cares only about her men and not her children well now her droopy crotch can have all then men it wants cuz her kids are in a much better place
Huh

Howes Cave, NY

#5 Jul 18, 2010
I didn't see anything in the papers. Where did you hear this?
Thank you Kristy

Howes Cave, NY

#6 Jul 18, 2010
July 16, 2010

Sex abuse trial ends in conviction
By LOHR McKINSTRY
Staff Writer

ELIZABETHTOWN A Ticonderoga man was convicted after a three-day trial in Essex County Court of abusing a 10-year-old child.

Richard Monroe Jr., 55, was convicted after a jury trial on one count of felony first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child.

Essex County District Attorney Kristy Sprague said the jury deliberated for about 40 minutes before returning a verdict of guilty.

Monroe, represented by attorney Daniel Stewart of Brennan & White of Glens Falls, did not take the stand and the defense did not call any witnesses, Sprague said.

The defendant was originally indicted on five counts of sexual misconduct, but Judge Richard Meyer dismissed four of those, leaving only the course of sexual conduct against a child for trial.

Meyer set sentencing for Thursday, Sept. 16. Sprague said Monroe faces a minimum sentence of five years and a maximum of 25 years in state prison.

The DA said she tried the case herself because she'd promised during her campaign that she would "try the hard cases" and not plead them out to lesser charges.

"This was an extremely difficult case to try, as we had no medical evidence, and there were timing issues with the disclosures by the child victim, which is common in these types of cases but often difficult for a jury to understand."

Sprague said her goal is to "bring justice for these children and their families."

Meyer sent Monroe to the Essex County Jail to await sentencing, and granted an order of protection for the girl and her family. He had been free on bail.

Monroe was indicted for subjecting a female child to a course of sexual conduct over a 14-month period beginning when she was just 10 years old, Sprague said.

The defendant was the boyfriend of the child's mother.

Sprague said the child testified in court, where saw Monroe for the first time since his arrest.

"It was very emotional and scary for this little girl to get up on the witness stand, confront the man who has been the father figure in her life since she was 4 and tell her story to 12 members of the jury who were complete strangers to her. She did a wonderful job, and she is a very courageous and brave little girl."

Sprague praised Investigator Daniel LaFrance of the Ticonderoga Town Police Department and the Essex County Department of Social Services Child Protective Services unit for doing a thorough investigation.

"The jury provided justice to this child and the chance for her to get closure and try and heal from what this man has done to her," she said.

E-mail Lohr McKinstry at: lmckinstry@pressrepublican.com
who is he

Cobleskill, NY

#7 Jul 18, 2010
Since when is a Richard Monroe Jr. a TICONDEROGA MAN? Never heard of him living in Ticonderoga. Who is he?

Since: Jul 10

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#8 Jul 18, 2010
Essex County District Attorney, Kristy Sprague, did an excellent job by trying this case herself. She showed leadership a sense of responsibility the public expects of their judicial system.

There may be those who do not like Mrs. Sprague, but nobody can deny her effectiveness in bringing justice to this little girl and her family.

A job well done, ma'am.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the victim, and her loved ones, during this trying time. Perhaps with this closure, the healing can begin.
cricket

Cobleskill, NY

#9 Jul 18, 2010
hes the dirty old man that lived on algonkin st he deserves life in prison my heart goes out to the little girl and her brothers there in a better place and hope the mom gets help 4her self and gets rid of the same type of guy she is with now
WTF

Howes Cave, NY

#10 Jul 18, 2010
Who was this guy living with??
insane

Crown Point, NY

#11 Jul 18, 2010
concerned father wrote:
IT IS ABOUT TIME THEY PUT THAT RITCHARD MONROE JR WHERE HE BELONES HE HAS DONE ENOUGH DAMAGE TO ENOUGH KIDS LIVES INCLUDING MY DAUGHTER I WAS WONDERING HOW MANY MORE KIDS HE WAS GOING TO MESS WITH BEFORE THEY DONE SOMETHING ABOUT HIN.NOW MABE THESE KIDS CAN GET ON WITH THERE LIVES I FEEL SORRY FOR THE KIDS THAT HAD TO GO THROUGH THIS.THE MOTHER SHOULD BE REALY PROUD OF HER SELF THAT SHE TOOK THE WORD OF HIM OVER HER OWN KIDS AND ALOUD HIM TO CONTINUE TO LET HIM LIVE IN HER HOME.SHE SHOULD BE PUT BEHIND BARS HER SELF.NO INSTED SHE GIVES UP HER KIDS SO SHE CAN HAVE ANOTHER SEX AFFENDER LIVE WITH HER .ALL I GOT TO SAY IS WAY TO GO MOM IM GLAD TO SEE WHO IS MORE IMPORTANT A PEACE OF ASS OR YOUR KIDS WE ALL SEE WHAT YOU CHOSE.
See the mentality around here, not much schooling making for unsuspecting children to become victims, cause they all have to have a man( if you can call them that) Such a shame that raising children properly comes second to a relationship with any man you can get your hands on.
concerned father

Cobleskill, NY

#12 Jul 19, 2010
he lived with linda turner on algonkin st behind the old family dollar store.
You know

Cobleskill, NY

#13 Jul 19, 2010
She is not mentally capable of raising children. Why is she allowed to put them in harm's way knowingly and get away without consequence ? I knew this mother in school and she is cognitively challenged. Soemone step up and rescue these children-please. They are learning a lifestyle for the future children.
Inquiring minds

Howes Cave, NY

#14 Jul 19, 2010
Not a big surprize! And her sons are perverts.
concerned father wrote:
he lived with linda turner on algonkin st behind the old family dollar store.
upset divorced mom

Gibsonia, PA

#15 Jul 20, 2010
atleast he WONT be HURTING NO MORE PEOPLE(women,&kids) now.. thank goodness.
upset divorced mom

Gibsonia, PA

#16 Jul 20, 2010
hi..i would like to speak with you if its possiable..concerning this..get intouch with me at summerdream16001@yahoo.com
Annie

Crown Point, NY

#17 Jul 20, 2010
The worse part of it was when he lived in Port Henry, he was always stalking and harassing the moms pushing strollers, until he got the crap kicked out of him on Labor Day last year. I am so glad this p.o.s. is locked up hopefully he will get the same thing in prison as he he did to that child.
upset divorced mom

Gibsonia, PA

#18 Jul 20, 2010
annie .. can i speak with you.. contact me at my email addy.. please..
omg

Bolton Landing, NY

#19 Jul 20, 2010
Annie wrote:
The worse part of it was when he lived in Port Henry, he was always stalking and harassing the moms pushing strollers, until he got the crap kicked out of him on Labor Day last year. I am so glad this p.o.s. is locked up hopefully he will get the same thing in prison as he he did to that child.
hopefully he will.
Franny

Miami, FL

#20 Jul 20, 2010
You all have some sick people in my favorite town up North, except Boston. And to think ya'll made me feel like an outsider growing up.

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