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Apex Man Indicted on Sex Offense Charges Involving Children

Posted February 26, 2008

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— A Wake County grand jury has indicted the co-owner of an Apex sports facility on charges involving sex offenses against children.

Richard James Ahmed, 47, of 210 Michelangelo Way in Cary, was indicted on indecent liberties with children, soliciting a child by computer and attempted dissemination of obscenity to minors.

Ahmed was arrested three weeks ago at a Raleigh park after a meeting had been set up with a 14-year-old girl he had met in an Internet chat room, police said. Ahmed told police he went to the park to lecture a girl about meeting people online.

He is the co-owner of Dream Sports Center in Apex, which offers facilities for basketball, roller hockey, soccer, lacrosse, baseball and other sports and hosts camps and clinics for children ages 5 and up.

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  • RedSoxNationRules Mar 4, 2008

    Well, unfortunately you do not know them as well as I do. Sure many people think he is the best thing since sliced bread ... but only a few of us REALLY know him. Funny, everyone in OUR circle all seemed to like Rick better of the two and about 95% of the people I have spoken with have said that although this is very hard to believe they all said that of the two of them Bob would be more believeable of the crime. Sorry to tarnish his halo in your eyes ... I realize the truth hurts sometimes ... hang in there. It will all come out in the wash.

  • hkymom Feb 27, 2008

    I totally disagree with you RedSox...I knew the Boucher Family way before DSC. I have not always agreed with Bob, but he has never been underhanded in any of the many dealings I have had with him thru the years. Even if he was "underhanded" that is nothing compared to a child molester...not a fair comparison at all. Bob is an honest and hard working man that my family, like many, will continue to support. Only ignorant people are somehow making Bob out to be a bad person because he had a bad business partner - what a shame!

  • RedSoxNationRules Feb 27, 2008

    I knew both these guys long before they were the owners of Dream Sports Center. Trust me, Bob is just as underhanded as Rick ... it is only a matter of time until the the other shoe drops. It is only a matter of time. (tick, tick, tick, tick)

  • Alicat Feb 26, 2008

    Whether he was talking to someone posing as a 14 yr old or a real 14 yr old, he didn't know the difference and he thought he was meeting up with a real 14 yr old girl. SICK man SICK. If found guilty, I do hope he has harsh and severe penalties to deal with. This is just UNACCEPTABLE behavior in our world. It is sick sick sick.

  • Groovy Feb 26, 2008

    Ow, my eyes - ALL CAPS.

  • grayboomerang Feb 26, 2008

    Awww, come on lornadoone he went there to "lecture the child about meeting people on the internet" I'm sure he's innocent (she says with utter sarcasm

  • Eduardo1 Feb 26, 2008

    HE HAS ONLY JUST BEEN INDITED, NOT FOUND GUILTY YET. BE WE ARE PENALIZING IS BUSINESS PARTNER AT DREAMSPORTS. I DO NOT KNOW THE PARTNER, I HAVE NEVER BEEN OR EVEN SEEN DREAMSPORTS, BUT LETS
    BE FAIR ABOUT THIS, AND EVEN IF HE IS FOUND GUILT, LETS NOT PENALIZE BOB BOUCHER

  • KevInApex Feb 26, 2008

    "we have all instructed our children to be mindful of predators."

    True for those of us who are responsible parents but unfortunately there are plenty of parents who are not paying attention to what there kids do on-line and predators like this creep are all too aware of that. His claim to be planning to lecture the child on the dangers of meeting people on-line would be laughable were this not such a sick tragedy worldwide.

    If we do not make the deterrent for even attempting this kind of thing a serious penalty this problem will just keep getting worse.

  • dianadarling Feb 26, 2008

    Notorious from the N&O- RALEIGH - A Wake County grand has indicted a co-owner of an Apex recreation center on charges of trying to engage in sexual activity with a police officer posing as a 14-year-old child.

  • Space Mountain Feb 26, 2008

    Was it a real 14 year old girl he chatted with online, or someone pretending to be one?

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