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UPDATE: Racine Man Pleads Not Guilty to Charges He Molested Children

UPDATED: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 --- 1:00 p.m.

RACINE, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin college student accused of molesting six young children and videotaping the assaults under such titles as "Monster Unleashed" has pleaded not guilty to 49 felony charges.

Twenty-nine-year-old Alexander R. Richter, of Racine, entered his plea Wednesday after waiving his preliminary hearing.

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.

Charges against Richter include possession of child porn and first-degree sexual assault of a child under 13.

Investigators say they've identified six children in videos and photographs recovered from Richter's home. They say they believe there are additional victims, but aren't saying how many.

A message left with Richter's defense attorney wasn't immediately returned.

Copyright 2012: Associated Press
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UPDATED Wednesday, November 21, 2012 --- 10:01 a.m.

From our news partner, WITI in Milwaukee

RACINE — 29-year-old Alexander Richter, the Racine man accused producing child pornography while molesting children, pleaded not guilty after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, November 21st.

Richter now faces a total of 49 charges for allegedly repeatedly sexually assaulting six children ranging from five years old to 12 years old. Police say Richter befriended classmates at Gateway Technical College and then offered to babysit their children and then repeatedly had sex with the boys and girls on camera.
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Investigators say they’ve identified six children in videos and photographs recovered from Richter’s home. They say they believe there are additional victims, but aren’t saying how many.

Richter is due back in court on Friday, December 21st for a pre-trial hearing.

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Posted Friday, November 16, 2012 --- 8:50 a.m.

RACINE, Wis. (AP) -- Prosecutors in Racine County say the title of one DVD they say was made by a college student accused of sexually assaulting and videotaping children best characterizes him -- "Monster Unleashed."

Gateway Technical College student Alexander Richter is facing 49 charges involving at least six children. Bond was set at $1 million cash in Racine County Circuit Court Thursday.

Police say Ritcher gained access to his victims by offering to baby-sit for the children of fellow college students. Authorities say they found nearly 200 photos and 23 videos of the children being sexually assaulting during a search of Richter's home last week.

The Racine Journal Times (http://tinyurl.com/arbewmp ) reports the crimes date back to March 2009 and involve children who now range in age from 5 to 12 years old.

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Information from: The Journal Times, http://www.journaltimes.com

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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