Cle Elum woman arrested on suspicion of child rape

MGN Online

KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. - A 43-year-old Cle Elum woman has been arrested on suspicion of child rape after a deputy was sent to investigate a broken down car.

The Kittitas County Sheriff said a deputy was called to check the car parked in the area of Game Bird Loop off of Game Farm Road Saturday morning.

The deputy spoke with a 14-year-old Ellensburg boy and the woman who said they were parked in the area talking and when they tried to leave, they found their car had broken down.

According to reports, the deputy became concerned about the teen's demeanor while giving him a ride home. The deputy said the boy made comments, and when the deputy asked for clarification, he told her that he and the 43-year-old woman were having a sexual relationship.

Upon investigation, deputies arrested Jennifer Richter for six counts of third degree child rape.

Richter has been booked into the Kittitas County Jail and is awaiting her first court appearance.

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