77-Year-Old Accused of Molesting Child

Deputies say Richard Dyke took a 4-year-old girl to an outdoor laundry room to get her alone.

A 77-year-old New Port Richey man was accused recently of molesting a child.

A 4-year-old girl told a Pasco County Sheriff’s deputy recently that during frequent visits to Richard Dyke’s residence, Dyke would take her to an outdoor laundry room.

Once alone, Dyke would rub the girl’s sex organ and ask if it felt good, according to an arrest report. When she asked him to stop, he would tell her to keep the encounter “their secret."

Also, the man exposed his sex organ to the girl and enticed her to hold and touch it, the girl told deputies.

When questioned by a detective, Dyke admitted to “allowing” the girl to hold and touch his  sex organ, but  he said the girl initiated it. He said he should have prevented the behavior but allowed it to continue. He also said he massaged her sex organ because he thought she would like it.

Dyke, of 5192 Rubber Tree Circle, New Port Richey, was arrested Wednesday. He was booked into the Land O’ Lakes jail on a charge of lewd and lascivious molestation but released the same day on $150,000 bond.  

Barbara Glaze January 17, 2013 at 02:00 AM
Barbara Glaze This man should shot. 3 years ago I thought I was moving into a quite mobil home community only to find out that this pedodhile is one of my neighbors. He has not shown his face in this park since his arrest. If he had any brains he would move out.
Brian steele January 30, 2013 at 07:31 AM
Hope he rots in jail and gets what this disgusting old man deserves. I hope the court systems agree to this and in prison inmates dont take this well bc alot of inmates have kids of there own
Carla Gibson March 17, 2013 at 02:53 AM
I agree .. the wrong people are getting punished. Why is it OK for a child molester to be released on bond while someone caught carrying a few pills in their purse or a little bit of marijuana gets slapped with outrageous fines and punishment. Even though I obey the "law" 100% I don't have ANY respect for the legal system at all.
Griff May 16, 2013 at 06:22 PM
Oh, there were others, but most people told, either did not want to believe it or didn't want to get involved, or would call you a liar. very sad situation for the person it happened to.
Griff May 16, 2013 at 06:23 PM


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