Sharon Coolidge, Cincinnati Enquirer, March 10, 2007
Ricky Lackey has six children on the way.
Don’t call them sextuplets—they’re each with different women.
When Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Melba Marsh asked Lackey during sentencing Friday on a charge of attempted theft how many children he had, the 25-year-old said, “None, but I have six on the way.”
A stunned Marsh tried to clarify. “Are you marrying a woman with six children?” she asked.
“No, I be concubining,” he said.
Prosecutors said Lackey is the expectant father of six children with six different women. The women all are expected to deliver in August, September and October.
Lackey, a music producer who told Marsh he was on the cusp of a $2 million deal that would net him $300,000 upfront, was convicted Friday on a reduced charge of attempted theft.
Prosecutors say the Avondale man defrauded U.S. Bank out of $3,975 by depositing empty envelopes into ATM machines, claiming they contained cash, and depositing bad checks before withdrawing cash on the falsely inflated balances.
Lackey has repaid the money, according to court records.
Marsh ordered no other sentence, because restitution had been paid.
As Lackey left the courtroom, a group of teenage girls there for another case appeared to know Lackey.
“Oh, there’s Ricky Lackey!” one swooned.
Lackey shrugged the attention off with one word and a wave of his hand.
“Fans,” he said.