Bond set for Tucson parents in kidnapping, abuse case - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Bond set for parents in kidnapping, abuse case

Posted: Updated:
Fernando Richter and Sophia Richter (Source: Tucson Police Department) Fernando Richter and Sophia Richter (Source: Tucson Police Department)
  • More newsMore>>

  • Teacher hit by train expected to make full recovery

    Teacher hit by train expected to make full recovery

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:53 AM EDT2014-07-29 04:53:08 GMT
    Officials at the Smiths Station Fire Department say the victim, later identified as Vivian Martin, was transported to Midtown Medical Center with what appeared to be non life-threatening injuries.More >>
    Multiple sources tell News Leader 9 that a Smiths Station teacher was hit by a train earlier today in Lee County.

    Officials at the Smiths Station Fire Department say the victim, later identified as Vivian Martin, was transported to Midtown Medical Center with what appeared to be non life-threatening injuries.
    More >>
  • Foul play not ruled out in fatal Wilcox County blaze

    Foul play not ruled out in fatal Wilcox Co. blaze

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-07-29 04:23:03 GMT
    Mable Davis could do nothing but watch as flames devoured the home across the street, where her sister, Patricia Nickelson had been staying with her long time boyfriend. He got out of the burning houseMore >>
    Multiple calls and email to the WSFA 12 Newsroom took our news crews to the town of Camden. Two recent deadly fires there have many in the community on edge. The families of the victims want answers.  Are the fires related?  Do authorities suspect arson? WSFA took their questions to county and state officials.
    More >>
  • Committee selects new Houston County Sheriff candidate

    Committee selects new Houston County Sheriff candidate

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:44:08 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    The Houston County Republican Executive Committee agreed on a replacement for outgoing Sheriff Andy Hughes on Monday. Current Houston County Chief Deputy Donald Valenza will replace HughesMore >>
    The Houston County Republican Executive Committee agreed on a replacement for outgoing Sheriff Andy Hughes on Monday.More >>
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Bond was set today for the Tucson couple charged with kidnapping and child abuse.

Fernando Richter, 34, and Sophia Richter, 32, appeared in video court this morning.

A judge set bond for Fernando Richter at $100,000 and for Sophia Richter at $75,000.

Their next court appearance has been scheduled for Dec. 9.

According to police, the girls said their mother, Sophia, and stepfather, Fernando, had held them captive for up to two years.

Police say the girls, aged 12, 13, and 17, appeared malnourished and extremely dirty.  The girls also told police they had not bathed in four to six months. 

The Richters each face three counts of kidnapping, child abuse-emotional and child abuse-physical abuse. 

Fernando Richter is facing an additional charge of sexual abuse with a person under 15 years of age, according to TPD.

The Tucson Police Department has scheduled a news conference today at 11:30 a.m. Watch the news conference live on Tucson News Now.

Tucson News Now will provide team coverage of this story.  Follow Bud Foster (@BudFoster), Som Lisaius (@SomLisaiusKOLD) and Barbara Grijalva (@BGrijalvaKOLD) on Twitter.

Watch KOLD News 13 at Noon for the latest updates.

Copyright 2013 Tucson News Now All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow