(Michigan City, IN) - A man has been given a 60-year prison sentence for having sex with two teenage girls in his garage outside New Carlisle. In exchange for a plea agreement, charges involving sexual activity with four other girls were dismissed.
Richard Piechocki, 46, was given 30-years on each level 1 felony count of child molesting on Thursday in LaPorte Superior Court 1. The victims were ages 11 to 14.
According to court documents, the girls periodically went to his home at Hudson Lake in 2020 to hang out with him in his garage, which contained a separate room with a bed. The visits included use of alcohol and vape pens along with picture taking of the girls in their undergarments.
Court documents also revealed multiple sexual encounters almost every week during a several month period. On one occasion, Piechocki agreed to drive two of the girls to see their boyfriends in exchange for sex, according to court documents. Money and gifts, like a hoverboard, were also given by Piechocki to the victims.
After the allegations surfaced in August, Piechocki admitted to engaging in the activity when questioned by investigators, police said. Piechocki told police the girls would either just show up or send a text message to see if he was home before coming over, court records showed.
He also said “it just kind of happened because I’m an idiot,” according to court documents.