Police Deputy Sentenced For Molesting 11 Years Old Girl

Posted on: January 26th, 2009 27 Comments
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Former Upshur County Sheriff’s deputy, Richard Louis Bridgewater (29) is sentenced to eight years behind prison walls for molesting an 11-year-old girl. Late last year the victim told her friends about the molestation, and later on in an interview she said that he had touched her up to 20 separate times at his home. Bridgewater admitted this during a meeting with Texas Ranger Ronny Griffith. He was then placed in the Titus County Jail where he remained until he was sentenced.

Bridgewater had to permanently surrender his police officer license. Attorney Billy Byrd said that Bridgewater got a fair punishment, and he thinks it’s going to be hard for the little girl to handle the traumas that the incident has brought her.

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27 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    typical police officer, like the the police in Conway, Arkansas

  2. admin says:

    He should have gotten more than just eight years

  3. Anonymous says:

    I hope he will have fun with prisoners in jail

  4. ataM says:

    pig.. A.C.A.B.

  5. Anonymous says:

    There’s something seriously wrong in this country, this case is a perfect example. An eight year sentence of “three hots and a cot,” and the actual time in jail will probably be less, for sexually molesting a little girl who was still in diapers a few years ago, that’s a proper punishment? And that famous “child molester is really going to get it in prison” business is, I’ve read, about 99% TV stuff, that most of the cons would gladly rape, to them, a good piece of young tail and then pimp her out on the street. A good place to start the cleaning up of America so that these travesties stop would be an amendment to the federal constitution, often referred to as THE Constitution like it’s the only one, getting corrupt federal judges who make up the law as they go along under the people’s control. Then we need to go state by state and fix the rest of the judges. Even tho I’ll give it to them that that congame of theirs that it’s a good thing for judges to be independent of the people is a brilliant piece of misinformation, it is not true. –Phillip Logan

  6. II. says:

    Nice entry by Phillip Logan

  7. Fred Harris says:

    Things like this will continue to happen as long as police officers and deputy sheriffs that are hired, are human beings. They are no different than anyone else. Some are good, and some are bad. To paint all of them as being bad, is a lie, and is nothing short of childish.

  8. oldrndt@aol.com says:

    I would lay odds that this is not his first molestation of a young child. An 11 y/o girl has no defense against a grown man, especially one that has been taught the Police will always help her. There goes one more little girl who will find trust impossible.

  9. Susan says:

    when a cop breaks the law they should get twice the punishment because they are supposed to know better
    not all cops are dishonest but many or most of them are. someone i know was stopped 7 times for DWI but his uncle was a detective so he gets off free and clear . my nieces ex is a cop . he gets into a
    DWI accident and rolls the car they are in but once again cops are above the law and no DWI for the cop. they protect each other .

  10. jap says:

    Personally, I find this slightly funny. Not for the girl in any way or anything. Infact, I feel sorry for the girl, and the family of that girl. I truly hope that they go after the police department for this.

    And I’m sorry but just like I heard on a movie, “If you want to hear a crooked cop, just call 911”

  11. Anonymous says:

    They need to tie the soap to his ankles and make his job in jail to be soap boy in the showers..The rest will come naturally…….

  12. Justice says:

    Wonder how many other victims he had?

  13. Anonymous says:

    Phillip Logan … Your point(s) are well taken but how you do ramble on!! Have you actually ever had a COHERANT thought?


  14. ACAB says:

    i agree with ataM. A.C.A.B.!!!

  15. Philip says:

    There’s nothing rambling or incoherent about my posting, “Walt”. Every point I made logically leads into the next. Apparently you’re one of those who have trouble with anything longer than a bumper sticker jingle. –Phillip Logan

  16. Anonymous says:

    Dumbass could have denied touching her and got off scott free. STUPID

  17. Charlie says:

    ok now I am very greatful that he told the truth maken it so my daughter didnt have to tell the storys of her trama. There are two sides of every story. Glad to know everyone asked or wondered how she is doing? She is doing great. He has to now face his future with all kinds of hardships. Ps phillip logan you a good person thanks. fromally Mrs.Bridgewater

  18. Anonymous says:

    My sister was raped by a cop, a retired ex-sherrif. I have had my constitutional rights violated by cops. I teach my girls, if they are stopped by a cop they refuse to get out. Never ever give them an opportunity to hurt you. Men are cops becasue they want to "MAKE" others obey the law. Healthy people do not think everyone else needs to be controlled by them. Go to the cop boards online! The common attitude is "arrest everyone & let the judge sort 'em out." Also admissions of a thrill from "teaching mouthy PERPS a lesson" is also common. Basically, a badge means "I have a right to assault you if I THINK you do nto respect me." NOT about the law at all. Most cops BELEIVE they have a RIGHT to ASSAULT you. They willfully use the law as a coercive threat to brutalize you financially, ruin your reputation and terriorize you if you exert your civil rights. Cops are NOT good people.

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  20. 20 says:

    Give him twenty fucking years, this is outrageously wrong.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Cops have something called "The Blue Code of Silence", which means they won't tell on another cop. This is wrong, and I agree with most of the people here. After a cop does his job for a while, he starts to think he is better than a normal person, and that he is above the law. Not all cops are bad people, actually, very few are, but almost all cops have an ounce of superiority in them.

  22. Shit says:

    Deathrow to such douchebags!
    The "Finest". "To protect and serve".
    This is the topping that covers the shit they all are!

  23. Anonymous says:

    Not a typical police officer. Most police officers I know are good caring people who do a tough job that the majority of us dont have the guts to do. This guy is an animal and NOT representative of the majority of police officers.

  24. Anonymous says:

    this shit pisses me off! someone should rape him!!!!

  25. Anonymous says:

    "This guy is an animal and NOT representative of the majority of police officers." Wrong! This is very representative of most officers on the force today, if not most of the federally owned agents. Obama is making sure our officers & soldiers are hard(ened) enough to kill anyone not supportive of the NWO agenda.

    Keep in mind, though… This type of draconian behavior will not be tolerated much longer, as most Americans are clearly fed up with our Government and their abusive behavior. Then again, I'm sure the next "Constitutional" revolution will cleanse us of this bureaucratic authoritarianism.

    'Orwellian 1984' is not the destiny of this country!!

  26. Sall says:

    Who cares if this guy is was a cop? I think that police should hold themselves to high standards that are beyond dry-cleaned clothes and shined shoes, but this guy is a predator first and everything else second. Sadly, he will be hidden behind the BLUE WALL; the poster above me is an example that the wall is as solid as ever.

    In my opinion, he will get out in a few years and spend his entire time locked up in solitary; it is hard to get bad behavior there. I will venture to say he likely knew he was a sexual predator before becoming a cop, and the minimal sentencing and solitary jail time ended up being the best perk of the job. Not that uncommon a story, seldom printed.

  27. Anon says:

    Bridgewater is a true example of the Stanford Experiment…I feel sorry for first and foremost the innocent little girl…her life and guilt, shame, and fear is forever to be mourned. Second I feel sorry for her family and Bridgewater's family….the shame, guilt and horror they must feel most others can never imagine! For those that want to visit violence for violence…it does prevent repeat offenses no doubt….does it solve the Stanford Experiment's problems presented by our system? Dwayne Dodgen Marysville Washington

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