Thursday, December 06, 2012

Sentencing Expected Friday For Ritchie's Sex Charges
Sentencing is expected Friday for 41-year old Leslie Dean Ritchie. A Carter County jury found him guilty on two counts of soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor. In Criminal Court last month the jury assessed the maximum 25-thousand dollar fine on each of the two counts. Hes accused of hiring, a 12-year-old girl to model for him in her underwear. He was staying with her mother at the time and was arrested on the charges. He was indicted by a Carter County grand jury on those charges plus he was charged with violating the sex offender registry. Ritchie was considered a nonviolent sex offender and was placed on the sex offender registry after pleading guilty in Carter County back in 1996 on a statutory rape charge and it was made clear to him at that time what he could and could not do both verbally and in writing. (bg)

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

  • Congressman Griffith is Vocal as Funding for Homeland Security Shored Up
  • Elizabethton Man Charged After Chase
  • Trial Begins in Case of Housing Authority Director Accused of Fraud, Rigging Bids
  • Johnson City Murder Suspect Arraigned in Court
  • Belk Store Inside The Pinnacle Opening Wednesday
  • Driver Cut Out of Car and Rescued After Crash on Euclid in Bristol
  • Sweet Briar College Joins Virginia Intermont in Closure Market Due to Financial Problems
  • Driver Indicted for Hitting Boy, Grandmother at Unicoi County School Bus Stop
  • Former Cumberland Plateau Deputy Director Enters Alford Plea on 16 Felonies in Russell County
  • Heavy Rain Forecast Puts County Already Weather Stricken on Alert; Food Bank Makes Donations Again
  • CEO: Eastman in Smart Growth Mode
  • Sullivan County Woman Pleads Guilty in Grandmother's Neglect
  • Judge Allows Delay for Greeneville Man Charged in Two Baby Deaths
  • Kingsport Educators Named to Testing Committee by Education Secretary
  • Former Russell County Government Official to go on Trial For Corruption Charges
  • Police in Tazewell County Looking for Suspect Involved in Bar Brawl
  • Killing Black Buzzards Permitted in TN if Law Passes Assembly
  • Carter County Commissioner Wants Locality to Add Acres to Tweetsie Trail
  • Concern for Health of Fish Under TVA Plan to Keep Boone Lake Low
  • Wise County Food Bank Rebounding from Storm Devastation
  • Significant Progress Made after State of Emergency in Wise County
  • Congressman Griffith: Not Part of Political Coup Against Boehner
  • Man Shot Dead in Kitchen of Johnson City Home
  • Energy Company Influence Noted in Virginia's 2015 Legislative Session
  • Sex Assaults Way Up at UT



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