Dragons’ Den star found not guilty of child sex offences


 

Dragons’ Den star found not guilty of child sex offences

Last updated on Sunday 31 January 2015

Doug Richard, the former Dragons’ Den star, who was accused of paying for sex  with a 13-year-old girl has been found not guilty at the Old Bailey

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.telegraph.co.uk

Doug Richard, the former Dragons’ Den star and one-time business adviser to David Cameron has been found not guilty of paying a 13-year-old girl for sex after meeting her on a ‘sugar daddy’ website.

 

The 57-year-old American-born entrepreneur and millionaire arranged for two teenage schoolgirls to travel from their homes in Norwich to London where he spanked and had sex with the younger one.

But he argued that the girls had told him they were over 16 and he had no reason to believe they were lying.

See on Scoop.itPublic Law Children Act Adoption Cases

 

Doug Richard has a long association with the Prime Minister penning a report into the state of small business when the Tories were in opposition and accompanying Mr Cameron on a trade mission to southern Africa in 2011.
Mr Richard, who is married with three children, admitted meeting the girl on a website called Seeking Arrangements – which offered to connect ‘sugar daddies’ and ‘sugar babies’.

 

Before his acquittal Mr Richard – who is worth £52million – was a regular speaker on the after-dinner circuit, but after the sordid revelations in court he is likely to discover his reputation is irrefutably tarnished.

 

He also told the trial his company School for Startups is near bankruptcy, and has had to lay off 99 per cent of staff since his arrest 12 months ago. His sister is a federal judge in California – was obviously proud of his reputation in Britain, with lucrative contracts with the Government.

Advertisements

About towardchange

Your ‘Family Rights’ believing in the best interest of children. The issues which are important to me are, children and their families, the injustices to parents, which may occur, because of inadequate information, mistakes or corruption. This is happening every day. every minute and every second. For years I have campaigned for the rights of children and their voices to be heard.
This entry was posted in Family Law and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Dragons’ Den star found not guilty of child sex offences

  1. towardchange says:

    He has also had a long association with the Prime Minister penning a report into the state of small business when the Tories were in opposition and accompanying Mr Cameron on a trade mission to southern Africa in 2011.
    Mr Richard, who is married with three children, admitted meeting the girl on a website called Seeking Arrangements – which offered to connect ‘sugar daddies’ and ‘sugar babies’.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s