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Brother of alleged Boise Towne Square Mall attacker now facing child pornography charges

Brother of alleged Boise Towne Square Mall attacker now facing child pornography charges

By Steve Bertel. CREATED Aug 8, 2013

The man who is already facing charges in connection with a brutal assault at the Boise Towne Square Mall now faces five felony counts of possessing child pornography.

Police say Richard Scott Macho, 30, was taken into custody Wednesday on an outstanding felony warrant for possessing sexually exploitive material.

Investigators tell us the arrest warrant stems from an ongoing Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigation involving materials downloaded from the internet to a computer belonging to the suspect.

“The ICAC cybertip lead to a search warrant being served at the suspect's home on the 1300 block of Rimwood Drive in Boise on June 25th. Investigators located illegal sexually exploitive materials at the home, resulting in the five felony counts,” said Boise Police Department spokesman Charles McClure.

“Evidence indicates the suspect had downloaded the sexually exploitive materials from the internet and detectives do not have evidence that would indicate any of the victims are local,” McClure added.

The investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant.
Macho has since bonded out.

Macho is the same man charged in connection with attempting to hide the suspect -– his brother -- charged a brutal assault in the Boise Towne Square Mall parking lot back in May.

In that case, investigators say Jessica and Richard Macho helped hide the suspect, Gregory Macho, from them.

Police said Gregory Macho sexually assaulted a woman in the Mall parking lot. When a passerby approached, Macho reportedly jumped into his pickup truck and sped away. In the process, according to police, he deliberately ran over another passerby, severely injuring her leg and hip.

Jessica and Richard Macho have since been charged with aiding and abetting a felon and destruction of evidence.

The Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is a statewide coalition of local, state and federal law enforcement and prosecution agencies, focused on apprehending and prosecuting individuals who use the Internet to criminally exploit children.