Brother of mall attack suspect arrested on child porn charges

August 8, 2013 

— Richard Scott Macho was arrested Wednesday on a felony sexual exploitation warrant.

The Idaho Crimes Against Children Task Force began their investigation after discovering that illegal images involving children were being downloaded to a computer in Macho's home. Police served a search warrant at Macho's Rimwood Drive home June 25, and say they found illegal pornographic material that had been downloaded from the internet.

Macho has been charged with five counts of possession of sexually exploitative materials.

Richard Macho is also facing pending charges of destruction or concealment of evidence. Police allege he helped his brother, Greggory Macho, alter the appearance of his truck and hide from police after a May 14 attack in the Boise Towne Square parking lot.

Greggory Macho is accused of attacking and attempting to sexually assault a woman in a car, before running over a second woman who came to her aid.

Greggory Macho faces felony counts of kidnapping, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, and destruction of evidence. He is also being charged with using a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, an enhancement that could add 15 years to the aggravated battery sentence.

The mall attack suspect's wife, Jessica Brynn Macho, has also been charged with destruction or concealment of evidence in connection with the case.

Police said that Richard Macho's sexual exploitation charges do not have any connection to the mall attack case, and none of the victims appear to be local children.

Richard Macho posted the $250,000 bond the day after his arrest. He is scheduled for an initial court appearance Tuesday, and will enter a plea in the destruction of evidence case Wednesday.

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