Richard Jay Duplessis Wiki – Richard Jay Duplessis Biography

A 41-year-old man who failed to appear on the last day of his trial for sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl apparently took his own life before he could ever serve. A jury in Galveston, Texas, convicted Richard Jay Duplessis of continuous sexual abuse of a child and sentenced him to life in prison on Thursday, July 20. However, the defendant was not in court to hear his fate that day. Authorities searched for him, a search that came to a morbid end days later.

“Richard Jay Duplessis was found Tuesday, July 25, hanged, at a home in the 3500 block of S 1/2 Ave., Galveston,” Assistant Criminal District Attorney Brent Haynes wrote in a press release to Law&Crime. “The identity of the deceased was confirmed by an investigator with the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office. The deceased’s mother and godmother also confirmed the identity of the deceased to the Galveston Police Department.”

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The age of Richard Jay Duplessis is 41 year.


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During the punishment phase of Duplessis’s trial, it took jurors just 10 minutes to decide to sentence him to the maximum possible: life in prison without the possibility of parole. Prosecutors said a victim came forward on Aug. 12, 2022, to say that Duplessis had sexually assaulted her since she was 6 years old. The abuse began in May 2021 and ended in February 2022, authorities said.

The trial, which began July 18, featured testimony from two other victims Duplessis sexually abused as children, according to prosecutors. Assistant District Attorney Raneca Henson said in closing arguments that Duplessis took advantage of the girl’s trust and innocence.

“The State also presented text messages that showed the nature of the inappropriate communication that the defendant had with the child,” prosecutors said. “The defendant has shown that he is a predator and takes advantage of girls who cannot protect themselves.”


There is no public indication why Duplessis was absent from court on the last day of the trial. Authorities did not suggest when he hanged himself. When Law & Crime asked where authorities found Duplessis, Haynes responded that “the Galveston District Attorney’s Office has been informed that Duplessis was found at his godmother’s house.“Read More……..

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