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Child pornography, rape and incest case

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – NBC12 has uncovered a disturbing case of child pornography, rape and incest unfolding in a quiet, rural county in our area.  William Richardson and Ormand Dixon will serve time after their charges were prosecuted in local and federal courts.

The disturbing incidents, which brought about the case culminated last summer.  Two teenage girls went to the Powhatan County Sheriff's Office to file a complaint.  They alleged over a two week period, two adult men got them drunk and had sex with both of them.  The investigation snowballed and what was revealed disturbed even the toughest of cops.

Evil lurked in one of the only apartment complexes in Powhatan.  It's on Old Buckingham Road, oddly enough just up the street from the courthouse.

"All this right here in this apartment complex, it's unbelievable something like you see on TV," said former neighbor John Wesley Holliday.

Lead Investigator Jason Tackett explained William Richardson and Ormand Dixon were friends.  One of the two minor victims is related to Richardson and was in his custody.

"It's very disturbing to run across something like that," he told us.

Detectives executed a search warrant on the apartment.  One of the first items they came across was a small digital camera.  We've learned when they turned it on, the first picture was a pornographic image of one of the suspects with one of the naked girls.

"It was a substantial amount of evidence involving cameras, photographs, thumb drives, digital evidence on the hard drives of computers, as well as CD's and some other discs," Tackett revealed.

In federal court Monday, Richardson pled guilty to one count of child pornography production.  Locally earlier this year, he was sentenced to two years for several charges, including taking indecent liberties with a minor and incest. 

Those who live near the apartment where it all went down are horrified. 

"When I heard what had happened to him, what was going on within his household and a relative of his, it really blew my mind, really," Wesley Holliday said.

Dixon was only brought up on rape, not child porn charges.  Richardson's federal charge holds a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison. He is currently behind bars and due back in court in March.

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