The following press release has been issued by Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.
Murphy, NC— On March 4th, 2019 during an administrative session of Superior Court, Ricardo Gamez Dockery appeared before the Honorable William H Coward, and entered a plea of guilty to Indecent Liberties with a Child and received an active sentence of 15–27 months and given 271 days jail credit against that sentence.
On or about May 7th , 2018 the Cherokee County Sheriff’s began an investigation into a report detailing a sexual assault reportedly committed by Dockery on a juvenile sometime during the month of April 2018.
During the investigation the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office worked in conjunction with the HAVEN Child Advocacy Center and the Cherokee County Department of Social Services. Ricardo Gamez Dockery was subsequently arrested at his residence in Clay County North Carolina where he had moved once the allegations were made known.
Ricardo Gamez Dockery is currently a registered sex offender on the North Carolina Registry. Dockery’s previous convictions were for four counts of Indecent Liberties with a Minor in January of 2008.
A subsequent hearing will be held at a later date to determine what if any new restrictions are to be placed on Dockery once he is released from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Adult Corrections.
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