Indictment released on couple accused of imprisoning Tucson girl - Tucson News Now

Indictment released on couple accused of imprisoning Tucson girls

  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • BREAKING

    Three arrested following carjacking on south side

    Three arrested following carjacking on south side

    Friday, June 22 2018 8:30 PM EDT2018-06-23 00:30:31 GMT
    Three people were arrested Friday afternoon following a carjacking on the south side of Tucson, city police said. (Source: Google Maps)Three people were arrested Friday afternoon following a carjacking on the south side of Tucson, city police said. (Source: Google Maps)
    Three people were arrested Friday afternoon following a carjacking on the south side of Tucson, city police said. (Source: Google Maps)Three people were arrested Friday afternoon following a carjacking on the south side of Tucson, city police said. (Source: Google Maps)

    Three people were arrested Friday afternoon following a carjacking on the south side of Tucson, city police said.

    Three people were arrested Friday afternoon following a carjacking on the south side of Tucson, city police said.

  • Construction site fire in Tucson results in $8-10 million in damages

    Owners dealing with melted cars after construction fire

    Friday, June 22 2018 7:15 PM EDT2018-06-22 23:15:42 GMT
    The fire from the construction site was so hot it melted cars in a parking lot next door. (Source: Tucson News Now)The fire from the construction site was so hot it melted cars in a parking lot next door. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    The large fire at the student housing construction site in midtown Tucson this week resulted in $8-10 million in damages, according to officials.

    The large fire at the student housing construction site in midtown Tucson this week resulted in $8-10 million in damages, according to officials.

  • Man dead after altercation with family member on east side

    Man dead after altercation with family member on east side

    Friday, June 22 2018 7:17 PM EDT2018-06-22 23:17:57 GMT

    Tucson Police are working a Homicide investigation in the 1600 block of N Wilmot. An adult male is deceased, according to TPD.  

    Tucson Police are working a Homicide investigation in the 1600 block of N Wilmot. An adult male is deceased, according to TPD.  

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A Pima County Superior Court grand jury indictment for the Tucson couple accused of imprisoning three girls shows the defendants facing very serious charges.

According to the court document, Fernando and Sophia Richter are charged with three counts of kidnapping on or about the dates between Sept. 1, 2013 and Nov. 26, 2013.

Additionally, the Richters are charged with three counts of child abuse by intentionally putting the girls' health in danger. Fernando Richter has also been charged with three counts of aggravated assault including using a deadly weapon. Authorities say Fernando Richter attempted to assault two of the girls with a knife the morning they escaped and ran to a neighbor's house for help.

The Richters are scheduled for arraignment in Pima County Superior Court Friday.

According to the Pima County Attorney's Office, the potential sentencing ranges are as follows:

Fernando Richter

  • Count One and Two:  Kidnapping, Class 2 felony, Alleged as a Dangerous Crime against Children (DCAC) 10-17-24, requires mandatory flat prison time for each count, consecutive to each other and any other sentence imposed
  • Count Three: Kidnapping, Class 2 felony, 3-4-5-10-12.5 (probation available)
  • Count Four and Five:  Aggravated Assault Dangerous Weapon/Dangerous Instrument, Class 2 felony, DCAC 10-17-24, mandatory flat prison time for each count, consecutive to each other and any other sentence imposed
  • Count Six:  Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer, Class 5 felony, .5-.75-1.5-2-2.5 (probation available)
  • Counts Seven, Eight, and Nine:  Child Abuse, Class 4 felony, 1-1.5-2.5-3-3.75 (probation available) 

Sophia Richter

  • Counts One and Two:  Kidnapping, Class 2 felony, DCAC 10-17-24, requires mandatory flat prison time for each count, consecutive to each other and any other sentence imposed
  • Count Three: Kidnapping, Class 2 felony, 3-4-5-10-12.5 (probation available)
  • Counts Four, Five, and Six:  Child Abuse, Class 4 felony, 1-1.5-2.5-3-3.75 (probation available)

Copyright 2013 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved. 

 

  • Local newsMore>>

  • Border Patrol agents arrest 57 undocumented immigrants

    Border Patrol agents arrest 57 undocumented immigrants

    Saturday, June 23 2018 1:30 AM EDT2018-06-23 05:30:32 GMT
    (Source: Border Patrol Tucson)(Source: Border Patrol Tucson)
    (Source: Border Patrol Tucson)(Source: Border Patrol Tucson)
    Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Ajo Station arrested a large group of aliens during a heat wave, some in distress, including a pregnant female, west of Lukeville Friday afternoon.  Agents were alerted to the group’s location after receiving a call from the Sonora, Mexico’s 9-1-1 center relaying information from persons within the group. The callers, stated they had crossed the border illegally, and requested assistance.   Ajo Station age...
    Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Ajo Station arrested a large group of aliens during a heat wave, some in distress, including a pregnant female, west of Lukeville Friday afternoon.  Agents were alerted to the group’s location after receiving a call from the Sonora, Mexico’s 9-1-1 center relaying information from persons within the group. The callers, stated they had crossed the border illegally, and requested assistance.   Ajo Station age...
  • Firework sales begin, can be lit starting Sunday

    Firework sales begin, can be lit starting Sunday

    Friday, June 22 2018 11:40 PM EDT2018-06-23 03:40:36 GMT

    The Fourth of July is creeping up quick, and that means several vendors like Desert Sky Fireworks on Cortaro and I-10 are getting ready for the season. The location set up shop on Friday.  "Lining them all up on the road -- lighting them all up and competing with the neighbors," said Ashley Walling, who runs the shop. Fireworks sparked her interest at an early age.   She started selling them when she was sixteen in ...

    The Fourth of July is creeping up quick, and that means several vendors like Desert Sky Fireworks on Cortaro and I-10 are getting ready for the season. The location set up shop on Friday. "Lining them all up on the road -- lighting them all up and competing with the neighbors," said Ashley Walling.

  • Volunteers clean graffiti out of Peppersauce Cave this weekend

    Volunteers clean graffiti out of Peppersauce Cave this weekend

    Friday, June 22 2018 9:53 PM EDT2018-06-23 01:53:32 GMT

    A popular spot for outdoor recreation has become overrun with graffiti once again. Dozens of volunteers will continue efforts to clean more than 1,500 graffiti tags around Peppersauce Cave this weekend. Central Arizona Grotto, a caving club out of Phoenix, has organized people from all over the state to help remove roughly 800 tags. Previous clean up trips by the group have already lifted approximately 750 tags, according to organizer Ray ...

    A popular spot for outdoor recreation has become overrun with graffiti once again. Dozens of volunteers will continue efforts to clean more than 1,500 graffiti tags around Peppersauce Cave this weekend. Central Arizona Grotto, a caving club out of Phoenix, has organized people from all over the state to he

Powered by Frankly