Man sentenced to three years for sexual assault

Richard Richardson credited with time served awaiting sentence

  • Nov. 18, 2014 1:00 p.m.
Richard Richardson received three years for sexual assault.

Richard Richardson received three years for sexual assault.

A former Maple Ridge man has received three years in jail on three sex charges, but time served means he will be released shortly.

Richard Elbertson Richardson, 63, was found guilty in New Westminster Supreme Court last May of two counts of sexual assault and one of gross indecency in connection with crimes against two brothers that dated back to 1981.

Thursday in Vancouver Supreme Court, Richardson received 18 months in jail for each sexual assault charge, to be served consecutively.

He received another six months concurrent for gross indecency.

RIchardson, however, had been in jail, awaiting sentencing, for two years, 11 months and 20 days. He received credit for that time, meaning he only had about 10 days remaining in custody.

Justice B. Greyell also put Richardson on probation for three years and ordered to him to provide a DNA sample, and placed him on the National Sex Offender Registry.

Richardson must also stay away from playgrounds or community centres or similar places for the next three years.