For those who are being slammed by this ex-convict on this website, I am providing the information relative to his true identity as well as his past "achievements".
Written by Steven Yaniz on August 14, 2011
Since I was contacted this morning(Sunday) by some dude calling himself Eric about Mr. Gorman's complaint and the responses posted by those who actually know Keisha, I thought it wold be best to dig deeper into the issues. Apparently I am being accused of lying and defamation and harassment? Well, as far as I know the TRUTH is none of the above, I have even offered to remove all posts if this person does the same, but since things never get done the easy way, here is some more information about this BS review of his on Keisha and the person that everyone considers him to be
1. 1-William N. MeggsState AttorneyOne of the most important functions of the Office of the State Attorney is to stand up for the victims of crime. It is in that vein that I must respond to a recent commentary by Kathleen Parker regarding the rape conviction of Rich Gorman ("Brief encounter ruined a young man's life," May 4).Parker is the latest victim of Gorman's public-relations campaign, which employs the age-old defense tactic of blaming the victim. She talks about a 30-pound box of court documents that she apparently failed to review, and not once has she called this office for information. Had Parker done so, she would have found that the "regular college Joe" she describes actually ran an escort service and had a thriving computer business. Had Parker done her homework, she would have found that Gorman invited the underage victim to go out in a limousine with four other girls and provided plenty of booze. He also stopped to pick up a *** and proceeded to a local bar. It was there that the victim became ill and asked to be taken home. Gorman volunteered to take her home but bypassed her dorm and took her to his house. Charged with rape - his second charge in a matter of months - Gorman's "first" story was that nothing happened. When positive DNA results were returned, his firm denials changed to "it was consensual."Gorman has been successful in convincing a jury of one - Kathleen Parker - of his innocence. He was less successful with a six-person jury, which delivered a unanimous guilty verdict. Thankfully, the jurors considered all the evidence, not just one side.WILLIAM N. MEGGS State Attorney/http://www.sao2fl.org/
2. Before Sparkle was in her grave, her old boyfriend, Richard Andrew Gorman, Jr., swept into town and plucked little Alexis from the grasp of her grandparents and took her back to Pennsylvania. Yes, he is her natural father. Yes, he had every right to do that. She was gone before the funeral service. How cold, you might say, but perfectly legal because Gorman is closer to her than any living relative. As much as her maternal grandparents wanted to keep her, they have no rights. However, that doesn't mean they are going to accept the situation. They plan on battling Gorman for custody rights. "I'm going to fight him every day, and he's going to know that the law is on Lexi's side," her grandfather, Kenneth Bacchus, said. Why? You see, Richard Gorman is a convicted felon, but believe it or not, his conviction has no bearing on his fitness as a father and the only way Lexi's grandparents would be able to get custody of the girl is if authorities could prove he is abusing or neglecting her. That will be tough to do since she now lives far away. Unfortunately, there's one more thing I need to tell you about Gorman. He is a convicted sex offender. I think it's very important that all of you know this. Perhaps, it will give you a better grasp of the law in Florida, because, like I've been saying all along, the law is very clear: grandparents have no rights in this state.http://marinadedave.wordpress.com/2010/03/04/the-irony/.
3. imAmomof3, I am ashamed of the state of Florida, to even consider letting this baby girl live with a convicted sex offender, which according to the Florida sex offender list is not even listed as living in Florida…how can you be sure she is safe in Pa. This family should be ashamed of themselves for slandering her mother. If you truly love this little girl, and want to keep her with you..Then you should be aware one day she will grow up and Google her mother's name and find this nasty article that you have posted. All she will do is end up hating you because of your own words. I cannot say I ever met Sparkle, but I do not believe anyone should ever say anything so hateful about another person let alone one who is deceased and cannot defend herself. I feel sorry for her daughter, her husband, her parents, and her close friends that will be affected by the hatefulness of your article. You must not be a Christian to be so judgmental rather than thinking of the best thing for this little girl, like reminding her of how much she meant to her mother and how much her mother loved her. Thank God she was blessed to have these other people in her life before her horrible tragic death. Remember one thing, no one is perfect, no one has ever led the perfect life. If Sparkle did any drugs, that was the past….you need to forget the past and concentrate on the future. Pomeroy family fight this awful, thoughtless family for custody of this baby…She deserves to be with a loving family not a vindictive hateful one. Best wishes, I will pray for your family and her. The Gorman family…If it is true that her father is a sex offender than you really have no right to post such mean things about your own flesh and bloods birth mother. You should be thankful that she blessed your family with this child. If it were not for her (even if you think she was such a horrible person) you would not have this little girl in your life at all. Shame on you! RIP Sparkle!!So Mr. Gorman I again explain myself clearly, my freedom of speech is much louder than your Sunday Attorney. I offer the same amicable way to settle this issue immediately, Remove the False and insulting comments you have made in the past and I will discontinue posting the truth here, on Facebook, Google plus or anywhere else my freedom of speech is permitted. I have made no threats nor said at anytime that I or anyone I know would cause any physical or psychological harm to you and yours. I do expect the same in return concerning the Vile BS you originally posted.
It is beyond belief that this website would allow a convicted sex offender to call a Mother of 4 a skank, trailer trash, wish her harm and spread lies about her standing in the community and as a freelance programmer.