Convicted Pedophile ‘Knocked Out’ In Courtroom By Now-Adult Alleged Victim
“A now-adult alleged victim knocked out an 80-year-old convicted sex offender in court,” 8 News Now reports.
Richard Gross, 80, was in a Las Vegas courtroom for his sentencing earlier this month.
“He was initially charged with 26 felony counts related to the alleged sexual abuse of a child. He pleaded guilty through an Alford plea to one felony count of attempted lewdness with a child under the age of 14,” 8 News Now stated.
An ‘Alford plea’ is a “guilty plea in criminal court, whereby a defendant in a criminal case does not admit to the criminal act and asserts innocence, even if the evidence presented by the prosecution would be likely to persuade a judge or jury to find the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt,” Wikipedia states.
The judge’s sentence resulted in probation for Gross and no jail time.
After the sentencing, the 29-year-old alleged victim punched Gross in the face, causing him to fall to the floor.
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Victim of abuse punches out 80-yr-old pedophile in court who received suspended sentence
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Victim of abuse punches out 80-yr-old pedophile in court who received suspended sentence.
While the courts may not have delivered the justice he deserved, a Nevada victim of a now 80-year-old pedophile got some satisfaction when he succeeded in knocking out the pervert after he was handed a suspended sentence.
Tylor Fu, 29, was sexually abused for years as a child by Richard Gross, a family friend who helped out as his babysitter, and his testimony against Gross helped secure a conviction on 26 felony counts of sexual abuse of a child. Remarkably, as part of a plea deal, Gross was given a suspended sentence of 60-180 months by Clark County District Judge Tierra Jones and will spend no time behind bars.
Fu said that he was furious at the arrangement, and lashed out at Gross during the October 2 sentencing, sending him to the hospital. “I was extremely angry,” Fu told 8 News Now, of the sentence.
Gross said he briefly lost consciousness and was taken to a local hospital, 8 News Now reported. His glasses were also broken, according to his wife. Fu was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery — it’s hard-pressed to think any prosecutor would pursue the charge.
“I know he’s old, but that doesn’t change anything like that, doesn’t change the damage that he caused, the horrific effects that I had to live through for decades, and it was not justice at all,” he insisted.
Fu said Gross abused him from the age of eight to 15.
“It just doesn’t make sense how someone can abuse a child multiple times and just walk away without any prison time,” he told the affiliate.
Now married — Fu is the father of two children — he said his wife showed him a 2019 news article about sexual abuse, which led to him reporting Gross to the police.
In 2021, Fu filed a lawsuit against Gross and his wife for assault and battery, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and negligence and negligent supervision.
“I really tried to put it away and move on and be strong, but as you get older, you start to realize what went wrong more, and I saw exactly where my problems were coming from,” he explained.
“It just feels like the right thing to do and I really want all the kids out there to know if you’ve been, you know, sexually abused, it’s not right and you need to report it,” Fu said of the legal action. “We cannot tolerate sexual abuse of children, and it is absolutely one of the worst crimes any human can commit and needs to be stopped.”
‘I was angry’: Pedophile, 80, is PUNCHED in courtroom by victim who was molested from the age of eight – after judge handed the pervert a suspended sentence https://t.co/PFqSPE54kA pic.twitter.com/up2SMDhdwS
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8 News Now reports:
Judge Tierra Jones sentenced Gross to a suspended sentence of 60-80 months in the Nevada Department of Corrections. Through a suspended sentence, a defendant is placed on probation and if they violate it, they could serve prison time.
The now 29-year-old man gave a victim impact statement in court. Once the sentencing concluded and Gross proceeded to leave the courtroom with his wife and attorney, the victim stood up and punched Gross in the face, causing him to fall to the floor, an arrest report obtained by the 8 News Now Investigators stated.
The alleged victim was placed in handcuffs and arrested for misdemeanor battery.
Gross said that he briefly lost consciousness and was taken to UMC trauma, the arrest report stated. His wife said that his glasses were broken as a result of the punch, according to the report.
8 News Now requested a courtroom video from the sentencing where Gross was knocked out. The Clark County District Court provided a heavily redacted copy.
Jones also ordered Gross to register on the sex offender registry along with lifetime supervision. However, during a search for “Richard Gross,” no results appeared on the registry.
Gross is prohibited from using alcohol and marijuana, he must live outside of 1,000 feet of a public or private school, school bus stop, daycare facility, video arcade, park, playground, movie theatre, or athletic field or facility used for youth sports, according to court records. The Division of Parole and Probation must have unlimited access to his electronic devices.
The victim filed a lawsuit against Gross and his wife in 2021. Gross abused him between the years of 2001 through 2003 and again in 2008 and he was ages 8, 9 10 and 15 for each of the incidents, the complaint alleged. The victim also claimed that the incidents occurred in the home of Gross, his pickup truck and while on a camping trip.
The victim’s parents had divorced and his mother trusted Gross and his wife who were family friends to babysit him, according to the complaint.
Gross told the victim, “Do not tell anyone, including your mom,” and that he wanted them both to feel good, the complaint stated.
8 News Now aired this video report: