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Woman accused of sex with boy, 14, faces child rape charges

A Kittitas County sheriff's deputy was originally called to investigate a disabled vehicle at 10:17 a.m. on Saturday in the area of Game Bird Loop off Game Farm Road near Ellensburg. The deputy found the woman, Jennifer Richter of Cle Elum, and a 14-year-old boy from Ellensburg, both claiming to have parked in the area to talk when they discovered the car broken down. 

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While the deputy was giving the boy a courtesy ride home, the deputy became concerned with his demeanor and some comments that were made, investigators said. The deputy asked for clarification, and the boy said he and Richter had engaged in a sexual relationship, according to investigators.

The deputy notified detectives, who started an investigation that led to the arrest of Richter on child rape charges.

Richter is awaiting her first court appearance. 

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