Richard Louis Rick Cannon, former Jacksonville JSO cop, pleads guilty to sexual battery

Rick Cannon JSO

Rick-Cannon-JSO pleads guilty to sexual battery.

Richard Louis (Rick) Cannon, was charged with capital sexual battery and six counts of lewd and lascivious molestation on two minor girls. The Department of Children and Families contacted police about allegations involving Cannon, and in the video below is the statement dated August 26, 2011 from Undersheriff Dwain Senterfitt.

According to police reports, two counts of lewd and lascivious acts were on a on a minor older than 12 but younger than 16, while the other four, along with capital sexual battery charges, were on a child less than 12 years old.

Richard Rick Cannon had a history of more than two-dozen complaints filed against him. Cannon’s past records show that he received counseling six times for administrative violations prior to his eventual arrest.

Today JSO officer Cannon plead guilty to two of the sexual battery charges and he will be sentenced next month. According to, the 25 year police veteran faces up to 30 years in prison for the sexual battery on minors.


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