Elk Mountain man arrested

Arrest follows investigation of alleged inappropriate texts

A 55-year-old Elk Mountain man was arrested on May 17 by the Hanna Marshal’s Office following an investigation that began in late February.

Charges filed against Lyle Gordon Richardson allege he committed the crimes of sexual exploitation of children and endangering children. If convicted, Richardson could face up to 13 years in prison, a fine of $11,000 or both. He is innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

To protect both the victim and their family, their names will not be used in this article.

According to the affidavit filed in the Circuit Court of Carbon County, the investigation...


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