Florida

He accepted invitations for group sex. They led to 15 years in prison.

Richard Lockley
Richard Lockley Florida Dept. of Corrections

A 34-year-old Florida man joined a friend for a sex party with a 16-year-old runaway and sunk from a thief to a child pornographer.

Richard Lockley of Stuart was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison Thursday after pleading guilty to one count of producing visual depictions of sexual exploitation of a minor.

Lockley's previous criminal behavior, burglary and forgery, earned him four years, four months as a guest of Florida's Department of Corrections.

Lockley's 34-year-old partner in this crime, Joshua Rogers, will be sentenced June 5 after pleading guilty to two counts of production of visual depictions of sexual exploitation of minors and one count of distribution production of visual depictions of sexual exploitation of minors.

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A St. Lucie County girl with whom Rogers had been corresponding on social media — they were Facebook friends — ran away to Jensen Beach, where Rogers picked her up. Once back at his Stuart home, he got her to consume food, alcohol, marijuana and methamphetamine. He also had sex with her. He invited Lockley over to join them, which Lockley did on several occasions.

Rogers and Lockley made videos of the statutory rape that Martin County Sheriff's Office detectives later found on each man's phone.

After Lockley gets out of prison, he'll have 10 years of supervised release. He'll be required to register as a sex offender.

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