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Babysitter Child Pornography Case

Alexander Richter, charged with molesting the children he had offered to babysit, faces more than 1,000 years in prison if convicted. Latest info on the case can be found here.

Alexander Richter could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted of making child pornography in his Jacato Drive apartment. He was a student at Gateway Techincal College when he offered to babysit the children of his fellow students. 

But police say he wasn't caring for the children — he was abusing them. 

Police have named six victims, and say Richter took sexually explicit photographs of the children and made video recordings of him abusing them. 

The mother of two of the children contacted authorities when they began exhibiting sexually inappropriate behavior at home. The investigation led them to Richter, who was charged Nov. 12 with 26 felony counts including repeated sexual assault of a child, sexual exploitation of a child, and possession of child pornography. Additional charges were added later when more victims were identified.

Richter faces more than 1,000 years in prison if convicted. 

The latest

Richter pleaded not guilty to all 49 charges when he waived his preliminary hearing on Nov. 21. He appeared in court March 25 for a status conference during which his lawyer, Margaret Johnson, told Judge Timothy Boyle the defense continues to investigate the charges against Richter.

She requested another status conference in 45 days, and that was granted. 

What's next

Richter's next status conference is scheduled for May 20. At that conference, both the prosecution and the defense will most likely give the judge an update on how their respective trial preparations are going. If necessary, they will schedule another status conference or perhaps move to a pre-trail hearing.

Bob Blaski December 06, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Recommended reading: "Sexual Sabotage", authored by Dr. Judith Reisman.
me March 27, 2013 at 04:20 AM
1000 years? Why not a 2x4 whacked in the back of his head for an hour or two?
Mike Itzenhuiser March 27, 2013 at 12:58 PM
Anyone who lets someone babysit their child with someone that lives on Jacato drive is an idiot. That entire road is full of drug dealers, prostitutes, thugs, low lifes, burglars etc.............
Steve fletcher March 27, 2013 at 05:34 PM
Way to go you sicko. Lets just bring him out back and give him a real butt kicking. Why lock him up let the families take care of these sick SOB'S that would be true justice!!!!!! But the state taxpayers gotta take care of him now. SICKO!!!!!!
me March 30, 2013 at 02:00 AM
Drug dealers, prostitutes, Jacato drive?:............ Where are my car keys?

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