Bryan Taylor, Canyon County Prosecutor, announced today that Kristopher A. Richins, age 25, of Nampa, was sentenced by the Honorable Gene A. Petty on two felony counts of Sexual Battery of a Minor.
Judge Petty sentenced Richins to 3 years fixed, followed by 12 years indeterminate, for a total unified sentence of 15 years in prison. Judge Petty also ordered Richins to register as a sex offender, submit a DNA sample to the Idaho database, and have no contact with the victims or their immediate family, or any unsupervised contact with any minor males unless approved by a probation officer or treatment provider for the duration of the sentence. Richins was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine along with court costs and public defender reimbursement.
Richins was arrested in July 2017 after an investigation by the Nampa Police Department revealed he had preyed on two teenage boys over the course of several weeks prior to his arrest. According to police, Richins solicited sex from the first teenage boy but was turned down. Richins then moved on to the second victim, and provided him drugs and alcohol before engaging in oral and anal sex with the victim in the back of Richins’ vehicle. Richins later acknowledge that he knew the victim was only 16 or 17 years old at the time of the incident.
“The defendant in this case befriended these two young men and then used his position of trust to take advantage of them for his own sexual gratification,” said Prosecutor Bryan Taylor. “Mr. Richins is a predator and he deserves to be punished for his actions.”