Wis. student accused of molesting young children
MILWAUKEE — A Wisconsin college student is accused of molesting six young children and videotaping the assaults under such titles as “Monster Unleashed,” and police said Friday they think there are more victims.
Authorities said Alexander R. Richter, who attended Gateway Technical College, volunteered to baby-sit his classmates' children and then repeatedly had sex with the boys and girls on camera as they cried and begged him to stop. Police said they have identified six children in videos and photographs recovered from Richter's home in Racine, about 30 miles south of Milwaukee.
Investigators are asking other victims or their families to come forward.
“We're not putting a number on it, but from the evidence we've recovered we believe there are additional victims,” Racine police Sgt. Marty Pavilonis said.
Richter, 28, was arrested last week and remained in jail Friday after a judge set his bond at $1.5 million in cash a day earlier.
According to a criminal complaint, Richter approached at least one classmate last year and offered to baby-sit her children — a son who was then 6 years old and a daughter who had just turned 4. Richter is accused of making at least 11 videos of himself having sex with both children, including one in which police say he guided the boy into attempted sexual activity with his sister.
Last month the boy, now 7, touched another child inappropriately, the criminal complaint said. When confronted, the boy told his mother that was how “Alex” touches him and his sister, according to the complaint.
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments â either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.