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Posted at 4:43 PM ET, 12/22/2010

Ricks ordered held in jail

By Maria Glod

Former Manassas teacher Kevin Ricks was ordered held without bond by a federal judge Wednesday pending a trial on child pornography charges.

Ricks, 50, is suspected of having a long history of abusing boys. Earlier this week he completed a sentence in Prince William County for molesting a 16-year-old boy who had been a student of his at Osbourn High School in Manassas.

In federal court in Alexandria, Ricks is charged with possession and transportation of child pornography. According to court papers, authorities found photographs on his laptop computer and at his Federalsburg, Md. home showing former students naked or in sexual positions. The photos were taken in Federalsburg, Danville, Va., San Francisco and Japan, where Ricks taught English.

During a brief hearing in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Ricks's lawyer did not argue to have his client released pending trial. Magistrate Judge John F. Anderson ordered Ricks be held, citing the severity of the charges and the safety of the community.

Ricks also faces sex abuse charges in Maryland and North Carolina.

By Maria Glod  | December 22, 2010; 4:43 PM ET
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School administrators shuffled Mr. Ricks around with a finesse that would make an archdiocese sit up and take notice.

Posted by: blasmaic | December 22, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Hey, folks...the ones with the outrageous comments when it is a story about African Americans...Thuggery at its' best...abusing/molesting your children..no outrage here?!? Stealing the innocence of children! Your silence is deafening!!!

Posted by: whatsreallygoingon | December 22, 2010 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Truth be told, this country - the U.S.A.- has been molesting, abusing, sexually assaulting individuals, in particular children, since the very beginning of this country. What a shame, too.

Those so-called founding fathers were pedophiles, rapists, etc., and they got away with it since they incorporated slavery into the constitution justifying that certain human beings (African American slaves) were considered property. Now there are laws that finally recognize this abuse and punish those who commit these crimes.

Posted by: concernedcitizen52 | December 22, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Truth be told, this country - the U.S.A.- has been molesting, abusing, sexually assaulting individuals, in particular children, since the very beginning of this country. What a shame, too.

Those so-called founding fathers were pedophiles, rapists, etc., and they got away with it since they incorporated slavery into the constitution justifying that certain human beings (African American slaves) were considered property. Now there are laws that finally recognize this abuse and punish those who commit these crimes.

Posted by: concernedcitizen52 | December 22, 2010 9:01 PM | Report abuse

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