We’re just getting word of this now, but better late than never, as they say. And besides, the irony tag needs some love, so here goes.
Resident Ricardo West is charged with one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, which carries a sentence of 25 years to life in prison; three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, a 15-year felony; four felony counts of use of a computer to solicit a crime; one count of possessing child sexually abusive material; two counts of accosting children for immoral purposes; and one count of distributing sexually explicit material to a child.
West allegedly sent sexually explicit and graphic e-mails and text messages, including nude pictures of male body parts, to an 11-year-old boy. Also, during rehearsal of a stage production he was working on, he admitted to police to sexually assaulting the boy in a City Hall bathroom. West was arrested April 14.
His job? Actually he has a couple of them. Unfortunately one of them is working as a bus aide with autistic children, but his other is as aMichael Jackson impersonator.In fact almost a year before the story linked above hit the news, West played Jackson in a production called “Michael Lives! The Michael Jackson Tribute Concert”. Let’s hope he now realizes that there’s a right way and a wrong way to pay tribute to someone.