Bishop man arrested for alleged sex crime


Richard Ferrell Andreas, Sr. of Bishop

The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies served a search warrant on Richard Ferrell Andreas, Sr., 51, of Bishop on Friday, February 3.

Officers said that they arrested Andreas for lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14.  Andreas was transported to the Inyo County Jail where he is currently being held on $100,000 bail.

Anyone with additional information on this case is asked to contact the Inyo Sheriff’s Office at 760-87-0383.

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49 Responses to Bishop man arrested for alleged sex crime

  1. Dingo February 7, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

    Many, but certainly not all, who cry “freedom of speech” are often, it seems, those who are the first to deny others of theirs.
    Wait a minute aren’t we discussing a dirt bag committing a hideous crime here? Two words for Richard Ferrell Andreas, Sr. of Bishop. “General Population”.

  2. Katie February 7, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    Wow! “Child molester HEAVEN”! incredible! What kind of person would choose such words?!… Anyone care to field a guess? Also, brilliant placement of blame… it’s the county’s fault that child molesters exist?! Again, anyone care to guess what kind of person would blame the county and not the individual for child molesters? Not that I’m insinuating anything here…and please, don’t bother replying as this is my one and only post.

    Well said Benett and Russ! yeah, it’s your Katie here, just thought I’d get a word in on the hot debate!

  3. Grant February 7, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

    HA! I thought the same thing as Harry about FOS’s possible meaning. Also if the comments were being deleted when Bennett didn’t like them Mr FOS you probably wouldn’t be reading your own would you? Reeeeelax.

  4. Home girl February 7, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    WHY AND HOW did a story about a disgusting child molester become a lets slam Benett forum?
    If you don’t like the way Ms. Kessler reports the news. “MOVE ALONG LITTLE DOGGY” I don’t know Ms. Kessler, but this is absolutely the mos ridiculous group of postings I have ever read.

    • Big AL February 7, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

      Yeah I hear ya Home girl, but that is the way these threads go .. like any conversation, one person starts something in a direction, then people respond to that direction, sort of like a school of fish following the lead fish. But then people have their opinions about this and that and everything in between. Some just seem to be negative about their expressions.

    • Ken Warner February 8, 2012 at 2:45 am #


  5. Harry February 7, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    I like that FOS as it can be interpreted as “freedom of speech” or full of s***.

    • InyoAlias February 7, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

      HaHa that was a good one. I also think Ms. Kessler does a fine job of keeping her personal opinions out of the journalism, cause I know she has them!

  6. Bishop Local February 7, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    I have no idea where you are getting your information Freedomofspeech, but you could not
    be farther from the truth. I relocated here years ago to raise my school-aged daughter in this area. She went to school here from second grade on and during her time as a student, she was involved with school activities and sports activities. While attending school here she made many friends that like my daughter, have gone on to successful college careers. I resent your bloody accusations about the area that I choose to raise my daughter in. I feel blessed to live in this community and to have had the opportunity to raise my daughter here. Your comments are not fact-based and as such, maybe you should keep your comments to yourself!

    • Harry February 7, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

      Well said. Many posts are not fact based but I appreciate reading them because they provide a way for those who post them to expose themselves as having no credibility.

  7. Freedomofspeech February 7, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

    Your are deleting posts because you don’t like them. Not because they are illegal.

    • Benett Kessler February 7, 2012 at 2:31 pm #


      The full truth here is that publishing mean-spirited, non-factual, hate tinged opinions does not improve our community. Verbal bullying is no more acceptable here than it is in our neighborhoods.
      Benett Kessler

      • Bonzai February 7, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

        I appreciate Benett’s giving us a forum. Don’t hate on the messenger. (And don’t threaten her…Uncool!)

      • Big AL February 7, 2012 at 9:51 pm #

        I’m glad to see some of the not so nice comments as another reader has mentioned, not just the good ones, it reminds us of how messed up the world is at times.
        Bennet I have seen you over the years in the media, you have not been unbiased on things, while I understand human nature is to feel bias, and living in a community and being in the position of reporting news locally, would challenge even the best journalists to be neutral.
        The reason I commented about you in my previous post about not being one of my favorite people is directly as a result of my observations as stated above. In reading this, you might not have me high on the list either at this point.
        This forum is pretty good, I’d say, from what I have seen. I’ll give ya that. Like I said, I’m glad to see both sides of these stories. People can learn even from the bad that people bring to such places as this, they can learn from the good that comes as well.

        • Benett Kessler February 7, 2012 at 11:55 pm #

          Dear Al,
          It’s okay if you don’t like me. You’re participating in my news forum. That’s great.
          I have never pretended to be neutral. News reporters bring their humanity to what they
          report. My mentor, John Heston, taught me to objectively gather facts and report them.
          If the facts reveal an obvious truth, tell it. Of course, we all see things differently,
          don’t we?

  8. Freedomofspeech February 7, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

    Into county is child molester heaven. I don’t care what the locals say. When they’re done diddling their prey we can discuss the problem. It’s a very sick county that allows the innocent to be abused.

    • Big AL February 7, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

      Freedom of speech, right on you exercised your right to speak of your narrow mindedness with regard to your comment about Inyo County being a child molester haven.

      How did you come up with that assessment. It seems the only sickness is your agenda which you are trying to further through this medium.

      Thank God, you have the opportunity to voice such opinions here, so far I have not seen any posts being deleted or blocked, but then, I wouldn’t know, I am not the admin. Censorship is all around. I have sounded Bennet on things, she is not one of my favorite persons, but then I am not your favorite person either now, as well.

      So yeah, try positive posts .. given freely.

  9. Freedomofspeech February 7, 2012 at 1:09 pm #


    Practice what you preach and allow all posts. Why are you controlling the forum?

    • Russ Monroe February 7, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

      The constitutional mandate for freedom of speech does not apply here.
      I still think that this would be a more civil forum if Benett would; “practice what she preaches” by not posting any comments from pseudonyms, unless, in rare circumstance the commenter posts specific pertinent information that would otherwise not get to the public without the safety of the shielding. A very rare situation.
      The irony of claiming the “right” of freedom of speech, only to abuse the privilege here to demean others, while cowering behind a false name is beyond hypocritical.

      • Tourbillon February 7, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

        And how would you characterize the author, “Publius”, of the Federalist Papers, which advocated passage of the Constitution? Hypocritical coward who knew nothing of the First Amendment?

        • johndoeml February 7, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

          Tourbillon isn’t abusive. Anonymity allows many of us to comfortably participate in a public forum without fear of sanction by employers, coworkers, etc.

          • Harry February 7, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

            One should be proud of their position and let the world know who you are. You are not participating if you hide behind a false name. That is just a cop out.

      • erik simpson February 7, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

        Amen, Russ. It’s easy to rant while disguising your voice and hiding behind a screen.

      • InyoAlias February 7, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

        Some of us can’t post under our real names, for reasons we are not at liberty to discuss. I agree with you, its easy for people to talk smack behind their phony names.

        • Harry February 7, 2012 at 9:47 pm #

          Change that can’t to a won’t and maybe I’ll believe you. If you do not have the courage to stand with your opinion your opinion is worthless.

          • Ken Warner February 8, 2012 at 2:44 am #

            People think my opinion is worthless anyway.

            Of course 3 out of 4 people who post here disagree with the Sun rising in the East and setting in the West.

    • Harry February 7, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

      I guess you do not understand or cannot read but both sides of an argument/discussion are posted here and I salute KSRW and Benett for doing an excellent job. This site provides freedom of speech by posting both sides of an issue. In the past offensive posts as determined by poling of posters were not removed, they were still available and with a mouse click could be opened and read.

  10. Bishop Dude February 7, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    One more comment on the Issue. CNN and MSNBC don’t label themselves as Liberal News outlets but everyone knows that they are.

    • Benett Kessler February 7, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

      Dear Bishop Dude,
      You might consider that all big TV networks are now owned by major corporations (GE owns NBC, Disney owns ABC, etc., etc.). Most would imagine that their interests are not “liberal”.

      Benett Kessler

      • Ken Warner February 7, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

        The myth of the “Liberal Media” was created by people who want to discredit any media outlet that even comes close to actual factual reporting and by that factual reporting, discredit “Facts As Needed” reporting.

        It’s easier to pin the label on the media and then attack the label.

        So IMHO anytime you hear someone denigrate a media source as “Liberal” — first question the intent and the information of the questioner…. (those ellipses are for someone special)

        • Whatsinaname February 7, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

          Maybe you aren’t old enough to remember when the media were neither liberal or conservative, they reported the news as good journalists and left out the spin. Now its all spin, and they are either liberal or conservative. Note an internet headline on Yahoo today “Court says Spanish-Speaker Banned from Public Office”. If you don’t know this story, what does that make you think? You can’t hold office cause you speak spanish?
          The woman in question was unable to speak, read, or write English, yet was attempting to run for office. Spin or no spin? You decide.

          • Ken Warner February 8, 2012 at 11:24 am #

            If you really think that media outlets like newspapers, magazines and TV and radio at one time were unbiased, you haven’t read any history.

            Try doing some research on how media has addressed politicians and social issues. Remember, most all media is sponsored in one way or another by people with money who stand to make more money if the candidates or social issues they support win.

      • Tourbillon February 7, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

        “Most would imagine that [big corporate] interests are not “liberal”. Well if “most” would imagine this, they’d be wrong.

        “Liberal” now means “statist” in terms of industrial policy and rent-seeking and those are the facets of modern liberalism that big corporations love. It is why the Chairman of GE is an Obama lapdog and why a parade of Obama Administration Treasury officials are from Goldman Sachs. Big business is very smart, and when they see an opportunity to get in bed with a big-government, favor-dispensing machine, they leap at it. They leverage their size in rent-seeking in a way that small businesses such as those in the Owens Valley utterly lack. Or perhaps you believe that GE paying ZERO tax on billions in profits and Goldman mostly escaping the financial carnage is merely coincidental?

        No Ms. Kessler, I shall not permit you to obfuscate the well-documented fact of MSM liberal bias by reference to a false assumption.

        • Benett Kessler February 7, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

          Cool your jets! All I’m suggesting is more research and less labeling.

          • Tourbillon February 7, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

            Haven’t even got my jets to idle speed yet Benett. Suggest that if you ever have the misfortune of meeting me in person you appear in an asbestos suit.

          • Benett Kessler February 7, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

            I’m shakin’ in my shoes!

        • Ken Warner February 7, 2012 at 6:42 pm #

          Tourbillon, your partial definition of “liberal” is reasonable. Such definitions seem to change as needed.

          But to lay the silent coup de’etat by our large corporations at the feet of Obama is just not correct. Look at the share of corporate taxes as a percentage of GDP over the last 50 years. It’s been steadily diminishing.

          And if you want to talk about Golman Sachs influence on our government — remember Hank Paulson came straight from CEO of GS to Bush’s Secretary of the Treasury in 2006

          The country has problems but they are not all caused by liberals and not all caused by the guy who’s only been President for 3 years and inherited the worst economy since the Great Depression.

  11. Bishop Dude February 7, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    It is funny how will allow 90 of the liberals to say whatever they want on this site and only allow 10% of the conservatives posts to actually be posted. So much for Free Speech on Sierra Wave.

    • Benett Kessler February 7, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

      Bishop Dude,
      Not sure why you insist on labeling Sierra Wave. We don’t label ourselves and have no use for them. If we’re not posting something, it’s either libelous or too hateful.
      Benett Kessler

      • upthecreek February 7, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

        she posts all my stuff. ….

    • MammothLocal33 February 7, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

      A new website, is not censored and covers the entire area. I found it last night.

      • Harry February 7, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

        GravyChute has no place to comment, in fact it contains nothing but links to other news sources – Sierra Wave, Mammoth Times, The Sheet, LA Times. Sounds like a site you are promoting.

  12. JJ February 7, 2012 at 6:38 am #

    Rob-that is a really lousy comment.

  13. Average Joe February 6, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    I see this man is already a registered sex offender per the CA database.

  14. Rob February 6, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    another one of Rusty’s friends?

    • Harry February 6, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

      You are one sick person!!!!!

    • Big AL February 7, 2012 at 12:47 am #

      Rob, why don’t you keep your hate and misery to yourself if you can’t say something worth while hearing.

    • upthecreek February 7, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

      I am sure Rob’s comment was just a Joke….

      • Rob February 8, 2012 at 7:55 am #

        When a prominent community figure decides to host a party for an accused child predator, there’s going to be comments and fall out, as there should be.

        My comment was a joke, I consider it fair game under the circumstances.


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