Monday, July 10, 2017

Convicted Child Molester Formally of Adrian Sentenced In Bates County

Richard Adams
A sentencing hearing was held Thursday July 6, 2017 for 62-year-old Richard Adams of Lee’s Summit, Missouri. 

Mr. Adams formerly of Adrian pleaded guilty June 29, 2017 to three counts of 1st Degree Child Molestation and will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

Adams was charged by Bates County Prosecutor Hugh C. Jenkins after an investigation was conducted by the Bates County Sheriff’s Office.

Judge James Journey sentenced Adams to three 7 year sentences to run concurrently. Adams will be assessed for 120 days by the Sex Offender Unit at the Missouri Department of Corrections. 

If Adams does not receive a favorable recommendation from the Sex Offender Unit, he will stay in DOC and finish his 7 year sentence. 

Immediately after the hearing, Adams was remanded to the custody of the Bates County Sheriff for transport to the Missouri Department of Corrections.