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UPDATE: Wis. man gets 145 years for child sex assaults

UPDATE: A southeast Wisconsin man who made videos of himself sexually assaulting six young children has been sentenced to 145 years in prison.

Alexander R. Richter

UPDATED Thursday, December 12, 2013 --- 4:30 p.m.

RACINE, Wis. (AP) -- A southeast Wisconsin man who made videos of himself sexually assaulting six young children has been sentenced to 145 years in prison.

Thirty-year-old Alexander R. Richter pleaded no contest to four charges related to child sexual assault. In return, prosecutors recommended a sentence of 80 years.

Judge Timothy Boyle disregarded the recommended sentence, saying during Thursday's hearing in Racine that Richter deserved a sentence that would guarantee he would die behind bars.

Boyle described how Richter won the confidence of vulnerable families and offered to babysit their children. Boyle says Richter then abused at least six boys and girls and posted videos of the attacks online. The children ranged in age from 2 1/2 to 6 years old.

Richter apologized at the hearing, saying he knew words couldn't undo the damage.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2013 --- 6:36 a.m.

RACINE, Wis. (AP) -- A Racine man who was convicted of molesting six young children and videotaping the assaults under such titles as "Monster Unleashed" is set to be sentenced.

Thirty-year-old Alexander R. Richter pleaded no contest to four charges related to child sexual assault. Prosecutors plan to request an 80-year sentence when Richter is sentenced Thursday.

Prosecutors say Richter volunteered to babysit his classmates' children and then repeatedly had sex with the boys and girls on camera as they cried and begged him to stop. The children ranged in age from 5 to 12.

Investigators say they identified six children in videos and photographs recovered from Richter's home. They say they confiscated more than 195 photos and at least 23 videos.

A message left with Richter's public defender wasn't immediately returned.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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