Former Ralston teacher guilty of groping students

Dec 13, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 59-year-old former Ralston teacher has been convicted at his second trial for inappropriately touching young students.

On Thursday a Douglas County District Court jury found Nicholas Richter guilty of three counts of sexual assault of a child. In August Richter's first trial ended in a hung jury.

Three boys ranging in age from 10 to 12 testified that Richter groped them during classes. A middle-age man also testified that Richter groped him three decades ago, when Richter was teaching in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Richter faces up to five years in prison on each of the three counts.

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