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Dangers of Child Predators in Day Care Centers: Richard Gonzalez Convicted of Aggravated Criminal Sodomy and Aggravated Indecent Liberties with a Child in Lawrence, Kansas

By Joni J. Franklin, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


In Lawrence, Kansas (Douglas County), Richard Gonzalez was convicted of the crimes of
aggravated criminal sodomy and aggravated indecent liberties with a child. The criminal trial involved the crucial testimony of the child victim. As pointed out by Charles Branson – Douglas County District Attorney, the child’s testimony was a very important part of the case brought against this 68 year old man. The sentence for this man could range from 25 years to life in prison.

When selecting a day care center, it is important to know who is running the day care center and what other persons will be near the children in the day care center. In this case, Richard Gonzalez was the father of a woman who was running a day care center out of her own home.

It is most unfortunate and tragic for that matter that child are abused in the very environment that should be a safe haven and center of learning for the child. Most day care centers are well run and operated by caring individuals who do look out for the best interest of the child. Other day care centers, however, take advantage of children and put the interest of the operators and employees over that of the children. You can read more about this story at Man, 68, Convicted In Day Care Sex Assault – Richard Gonzalez Touched Girl At Daughter’s Business.

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