Nov 27, 2013 12:45 PM by Brian White

Couple accused of imprisoning girls make initial court appearance

TUCSON - The couple accused of holding their three girls captive made their intial appearance in video court Wednesday morning.

Sophia and Fernando Richter are both charged with 3 counts each of kidnapping, child abuse and physical abuse. Fernando is also charged with sexual abuse.

Sophia's bond was set to $75,000. Fernando's was set at $100,000.

Sophia Richter's family was present during the initial appearace Wednesday. Her sisters said they had not seen their nieces in over 2 years.

The 17-year-old victim's father was also present at court. He said he had not seen his daughter in four years.

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