Arrested: Richard Pines, 63, Boise
Charges: Children-Lewd Conduct with Child Under 16 (F) – 3 counts
Boise Police Department (BPD) detectives in partnership with the Boise County Sheriff’s Office and the Boise County Prosecutor’s Office arrested Richard Pines today on three counts of Lewd Conduct with Child Under 16.
The arrest comes after years of investigating multiple alleged crimes in Ada and Boise County. In 2021, BPD received new information and reopened the investigations. The three charges filed against Pines today stem from investigations into crimes that occurred in Boise County against three juveniles between 2004 and 2008. For the last two years, detectives from the Boise Police Special Victims Unit (SVU) and BPD Victim Witness Coordinators have been working with victims, the Boise County Sheriff’s Office and the Boise County Prosecutor’s Office to file criminal charges in this investigation.
Pines was arrested today and booked into the Ada County Jail on the listed charges.
“Victims in this investigation have been waiting years for criminal charges to be brought against this suspect,” said Boise Police Captain Matt Jones, Criminal Investigations Division. “I would like to thank the Boise County Sheriff’s Office and the Boise County Prosecutor’s Office for assisting our SVU detectives as they worked tirelessly to ensure these victims’ voices were heard. I would also like to recognize the victims in this case for remaining steadfast in their hope that justice would be served.”
The Boise Police Department encourages anyone with more information about this investigation or who is a victim of sexual abuse to report it by calling Ada County Dispatch at 208-377-6790. The BPD Special Victims Unit takes all reports of sexual abuse seriously and works with FACES of Hope Victim Center in Boise to provide support for victims. FACES offers a one stop triage center, where community partner agencies come together to best meet the unique needs that a victim experiences. http://facesofhopevictimcenter.org/