Radford ‘family alternative therapist’ has 59 charges, including sex crimes, dropped in plea deal
RADFORD, Va. – A Radford man who practiced as a family alternative therapist and faced 75 charges saw 59 charges against him dropped, including nine sex crime-related charges, as part of a plea agreement. Riding’s deal saw all but 16 misdemeanor counts of practicing a profession or performing acts without proper license against him dropped, according to Radford City Commonwealth’s Attorney Chis Rehak. Riding was arrested on June 17, 2019 after being indicted by a grand jury on the 64 medical-related charges. In September, he was arrested on charges of multiple sex crimes. The plea agreement ensured convictions and eliminates the lingering appeals surely to have followed.
After 64-count indictment, Radford 'family alternative therapist' charged with multiple sex crimes
RADFORD, Va. - In addition to previous charges, a 67-year-old Radford man was arrested on multiple sex crimes. Martin Riding, who in June was arrested on 64 direct indictments handed down by a grand jury, now faces nine sex crimes. Riding was remanded to the New River Valley Regional Jail with no bond. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Det. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.