"Monster" Babysitter

Racine babysitter charged with molesting at least six kids

CREATED Nov 15, 2012 - UPDATED: Nov 15, 2012

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RACINE- A monster babysitter in court is now charged with nearly 50 sex crimes against children, including rape.

We know there are at least six victims, and police think there could be more.

The criminal complaint reads like a horror story.

Alex Richter was in court Thursday for allegedly sexually assaulting children in his care and filming it on a DVD called "monster unleashed."  The victim count is at least six, but authorities believe that number will grow.

"Several people have come forward and said Alexander Richter watched their children, however, additional unidentified victims remain," says Racine Police Sgt. Martin Pavilonis.

April Baughn lives across the hall from Richter and tells TODAY'S TMJ4, "I wonder how long he's been doing this, he's probably done it to more people too."

She describes Richter as a quiet man, who mostly kept to himself.

"He never really interacted with anybody."

Perhaps most disturbing, Baughn says she could hear children in Richter's apartment all the time.

"You could just hear playing going on and cartoons on the TV."

Childhood innocence, stolen by a man police say these kids were supposed to trust.

"And I'm like 'wow,' you wouldn't think he would do something like that, he doesn't look like that type of person but I guess those people don't have a face on them, anybody can be like that."

Richter's stepmother says she wants people to know they had no idea this was going on, and their thoughts are with the victims' families.  Authorities want anyone whose children may have had contact with Richter to call them at 262-886-2300.