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Richard Finch Lands 7-Year Prison Contract For Molesting Teenage Boys

Richard Finch, the former KC and the Sunshine Band bassist, pleaded no contest to various crimes — including unlawful sexual conduct with a minor — related to charges that he lured young boys back to his home and sexually assaulted them. Arrested in March, Finch has confessed to sex acts involving boys aged 13-17, whom Finch told, “The music industry is all about sex and drugs. If you tell your parents, they’re going to … freak out, they are older and they are not in the business.” He was sentenced to seven years in prison after telling the judge he takes “responsibility 100 percent. … I am very proud of the legacy in the music business that I have created, but sadly because of my stupidity while under the influence of alcohol, I will not be remembered for that contribution and, rather, I will be remembered for this unfortunate moment in time,” Finch said. “It is my own fault and I will work hard to regain trust and respect from those I let down, including myself.”