Ricardo Costa, once held on $75 Million bond, takes shocking plea deal in child abuse case
PRESCOTT – Ricardo Costa, held in the Yavapai County Jail for most of the last three years on a record-breaking high bond of $75 million dollars, accepted a plea agreement and will serve only: lifetime probation. Costa, 39, was charged with two counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child. He originally faced a dozen counts of sexual misconduct and was not eligible for bond. Last year, those charges were thrown out and Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Tina Ainley set his bond at $75 million, cash only.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO WRITE OR PHONE SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE, TINA AINLEY, TO PROTEST THIS SENTENCE:
Yavapai County Courthouse
ATTN: Superior Court Judge Tina Ainley
120 South Cortez Street
Prescott, AZ 86303
Phone: (928) 771-3100
Phone: (928) 771-3483
By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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