This website is dedicated to telling the full story
of Rick Seaton, former Assistant Chief Administrative Officer of Shreveport, LA
This case is currently waiting for a decision from the Second Circuit Court of Appeal.
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Statement from Rick Seaton
I cheated on my marriage and that was wrong. For that I apologized in Divorce Court. I had sex with KW who I had just met and that was wrong. For that I have apologized in Court. I had sex in the workplace and that was wrong. For that I have apologized to Mayor Glover.
I know that I made foolish decisions, but I did not violate the laws of the State of Louisiana.
Foolish but not guilty.
Rick Seaton is a father of three brilliant and beautiful children. Rick is the former Assistant Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Shreveport.
On December 27, 2010, he had consensual sex with an 18 year old young woman, who later accused him of rape. On January 4, 2011, Mr. Seaton was arrested on the charges of forcible rape and abuse of office. On January 20, 2012, Mr Seaton was found guilty on both counts during a bench trial by Judge Romona Emanuel, even though there was evidence showing his accuser was lying and there was no evidence to disprove Mr. Seaton's account of the events.
Both Mr. Seaton and his accuser agreed that sex occured in the Mayor's private office within Government Plaza. His accuser, KW, alleged "rape" at least four times before she entered the Mayor's private office. She testified in court that she sent a text message to her boyfriend's phone at 8:50 PM stating "Tell the Police that officer John rape me. Baby, plz, I'll do anything for you but I can't fXXX this man no more." (Note: the actual word was used but the decision was made not to use it on this website)
State's evidence confirms that this text message was sent at 8:50PM, state's evidence also confirms by two separate video sources that at 8:50PM Mr Seaton and KW were not yet at Government Plaza.
"...Baby, plz, I'll do anything for you..." What is it that KW is ready to do for her boyfriend? Was she going to have sex with Mr. Seaton to help her boyfriend?
It appears that her motive may have been to gain leverage against the city to get her boyfriend out of jail without letting her mom know he had been arrested.
Mr. Seaton was falsely accused, wrongfully convicted. He is now serving time in Claiborne Parish Detention Center in Homer, Louisiana and his case is pending appeal.
KW had two cell phones with her that evening.
KW never tried to call 911.
KW had a pocket knife with her that evening.
KW testified that she used two different bathrooms in Government Plaza that evening, each equipped with a dead-bolt lock.
KW had no bruises, marks or any evidence of force.
Crime lab testified that there was no indication of forced sex, only recent sexual activity. KW also testified that she had sex with her boyfriend that day.
Crime Lab testified that there was no evidence of blood on condom or on scene, whether menstral or otherwise.
There was no evidence of force or trama on any video. (22 videos in Government Plaza plus one 30 minute video at City Jail)
KW testified that she called the jail to get the Bond Amount. This call was made after sex and after going outside to the ATM. This means that she spoke to a Shreveport Police Officer from Mr. Seaton's office after sex.