Posted by Update on May 17, 2010 at 13:38:34:
In Reply to: Re: Oshkosh radio announcer facing sex charge posted by NASCAR rules on May 12, 2010 at 23:16:44:
SOURCE: Oshkosh Northwestern Newspaper
A radio disc jockey for an Oshkosh based station appeared for a bond hearing Thursday in Virginia after he was arrested Monday for soliciting sex with a minor.
Richard Kieffer, who goes by the name "Rich Allen" on Oshkosh-based WVBO-FM 103.9, was arraigned on one count of soliciting a minor by use of a communication device, which is a felony, according to an online court record of his case in Fairfax County, Va.
The incident occurred April 1and Kieffer was arrested on May 3, according to those court documents. The charge carries a sentence of 1 to 10 years in jail and up to $2,500 in fines.
Click below for the Fairfax County, Va. criminal case record.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 7. A public information officer for the Fairfax County police department said no other information on the incident will be released to the public until then.
Cumulus Vice President Market Manager Jeff Schmidt confirmed that Kieffer is no longer employed at the station.
He said that Program Director Jim Franklin is filling in the morning show slot as the station looks for a permanent replacement.
"We are shocked and devastated that this has happened," Schmidt said. "We hope it's not true. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family."
WVBO is owned by Cumulus Broadcasting.
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