Saturday, June 25, 2011

Pastor, also a doctor, arrested for sexually assaulting 7 year old girl

A Pastor is facing five counts of lewd acts with a child, and investigators worry there may be more victims.

Dr. Roger Earl Rickman, a pastor at Fresh Anointing Faith International Christian Church in Tracy, was arrested earlier this week. He faces three counts of lewd acts with a child under ten and two counts of lewd acts with a child under 14.

Although this would suggest at least two victims, investigators would neither confirm nor deny the number of victims currently involved, but did say they are looking for more.

According to his online resume, 65-year-old Rickman is also CEO of Superior Private Investigations and COO at Rickman CPA Organization. He is Board Certified in Integrative Medicine and a FEMA Certified Master Chaplain, and specializes in therapeutic grade essential healing oils.

He spent two decades in Asia, ten of those with the US Air Force. It also says he is a vibrations expert, writing two books on vibration analysis of high-speed rotating equipment.

Cops started investigating him earlier this month after the parents of a 7-year-old girl said Rickman sexually assaulted their daughter.

Tracy Police say Rickman’s mugshot is not being released because their investigation is on-going. They also clarify that Rickman is not related to Tracy Councilman Robert Rickman.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Gary Castillo at 209-831-6589 or the Tracy Police Department at 209-831-4550. Information can also be sent via text by texting TRACY PD and the information to Tip411 (847411).,0,10922.story

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