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Henderson man accused of sex offense against 10-year-old at party

Posted June 4, 2014

Richard Lee Ault

— A Henderson man has been accused of inappropriately touching a 10-year-old girl during a party in Durham Saturday night.

The Durham County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that Richard Lee Ault, 55, of 1515 Club Pond Road, allegedly took the child behind a building.

The girl told her older sister, who told their parents.

Ault, who authorities say is not related to the child, is charged with one count each of first-degree sex offense with a child, assault on a child under 12, first-degree kidnapping and indecent liberties with a child.

The kidnapping charge, authorities said, stems from Ault allegedly holding the girl against her will. She was never taken from the location of the party.

Ault was arrested Sunday and jailed at the Durham County Detention Center under a $1 million bond.


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  • Brandy Lee Jun 5, 2014
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    Read the article people. It states he is NOT related. And no where does it say it was an 'adult' party. It very easily could have been a bday party for adults and children, cookout, anything. Story is bad enough without jumping to all of the holier than thou conclusions. Not to mention just pure lack of retaining what you are reading then asking questions that are clearly answered in an accusatory manner. Bored much?

  • rougemontredneck Jun 5, 2014

    it's probably a good thing his bond is so high....for his own protection.

  • 678devilish Jun 5, 2014

    What was this t0 year old doing at an adult party? What was her parents thinking? This man surely needs help as well as the child's parents. The child could use serious help too.

  • Bobby Medlin Jun 5, 2014
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    I've seen this guys name in the news before.

  • 45ACP Jun 5, 2014

    So, what was this guys relationship to the 10 year old. Why was he at this party?

  • landonsgrampa Jun 5, 2014

    Chemical castration.

  • Confucius say Jun 5, 2014

    The girl's parents must have a strong level of restraint. It would be a much different headline if it were my daughter.

  • iron fist Jun 5, 2014

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    Women and children! He should never be allowed back on the streets, keep him locked up and he will find out what other inmates think of child molesters. There are some very sick and perverted people in this world.

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Jun 4, 2014

    There is no punishment harsh enough for those who hurt children, and until our justice system wakes up and realizes that, and starts keeping those who do so in prison for life, innocent children will forever be unsafe from them.
    Prayers for the child, and thank God she was brave enough to tell her sister IMMEDIATELY so the arrest could be made quickly and get this animal off the streets.