A sentencing hearing quickly turned to chaos when a judge ordered that a pedophile should walk free from a Nevada court with no jail time after the sex criminal was convicted of felony child abuse.
80-year-old Richard Gross was convicted of one felony count of attempted lewdness with a child under the age of 14.
Gross pleaded guilty to the charge after the now-29-year-old victim helped prosecutors secure a conviction by bravely testifying against his abuser.
The victim, Tylor Fu, revealed that Gross repeatedly abused him from ages eight to fifteen.
8 News Now revealed that Gross was in a Clark County district courtroom for his sentencing on October 2nd.
Gross pleaded guilty to one felony count of attempted lewdness with a child under the age of 14.
However, despite the conviction and damning evidence against Gross, Judge Tierra Jones gave the predator a slap on the wrist because he admitted to the crimes.
Gross received a suspended sentence from Judge Jones, allowing him to walk out of the courtroom and remain a free man.
The convicted pedophile was given a suspended sentence of 60-180 months in the Nevada Department of Corrections.
He will not be imprisoned unless he violates the terms of his probation.
After the judge issued the shocking ruling, Fu, who was forced to relive the horrifying abuse as he stood in the court and testified, exploded in a fit of rage.
Fu rose from his seat and punched Gross in the face,
The punch was so hard that it knocked Gross unconscious.
In a stunning turn of events, Fu was immediately arrested for misdemeanor battery.
Gross was taken to a hospital after losing consciousness from the punch.
During an interview with 8 News Now, Fu, whose identity was hidden, explained that he was “extremely angry” that the judge gave pedophile Gross a slap on the wrist for his sick crimes.
“I was extremely angry,” said Fu, who is now a loving father of two children.
“I know he’s old but that doesn’t change anything.
“It doesn’t change the damage that he caused.”
Fu also revealed that he was prompted to report his abuse to the police in 2019 after his wife showed him a news article about sexual abuse.
Fu’s brave testimony saw Gross indicted on 26 charges.
Fu told the interviewer that he couldn’t comprehend how the judge could allow a child sex criminal to walk free from court.
“It just doesn’t make sense how someone can abuse a child multiple times and just walk away without any prison time,” Fu said.
The interviewer asked Fu if he had a message for the court after the judge’s decision.
“He got away with a golden ticket for what he did,” Fu said.
“And what he’s done to me should be punishable by even death.”
Fu filed a lawsuit against Gross in 2021.
He said he was abused in Gross’s home, his pickup truck, and while on a camping trip.
He told the station that he took legal action to encourage others to speak out and help stop child sexual abuse.
“It just feels like the right thing to do and I really want all the kids out there to know if you’ve been, you know, sexually abused, it’s not right and you need to report it,” he said.
“We cannot tolerate sexual abuse of children, and it is absolutely one of the worst crimes any human can commit and needs to be stopped.”
Fu is also now being sued by Gross for battery after the courtroom incident.
Fu has launched a GoFundMe to help pay his legal bills.
So far, he has raised around $6,000 out of a $20,000 goal.