San Antonio man, 74, accused in sex abuse of girl, 8

Ronald Wayne Richards forced girl to perform sex acts, view pornography

Author: Paul Venema, Reporter, pvenema@ksat.com
Published On: Feb 15 2013 05:12:52 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 15 2013 05:37:03 PM CST
SAN ANTONIO -

Late last month, an 8-year-old girl made an outcry to police that Ronald Wayne Richards, 74, had sexually assaulted her.

On Friday, an arrest warrant was issued for Richards arrest.

The arrest affidavit says the victim told investigators that Richards had been forcing her to perform sex acts and view pornography since last spring.

The child was able to give investigators specific information about Richard’s physical appearance describing what she called “his private parts."

When confronted by investigators, Richards refused to allow them to take photographs of his body.

The man lives near Northern Hills Elementary School and the playground is easily within view from his backyard and upper story windows.

The case has drawn the attention of the Northeast Independent School District.

“It’s something that we will definitely keep our eyes on,” said district spokesperson Aubrey Chancellor. “Any time we have a situation like this around any or our schools it’s obviously going to be concerning."

Investigators have not said whether there is any connection between the school and the victim.