Trempealeau County Couple Charged with Sexual Assault of Children for More Than 10 Years


A married couple is charged with sexually assaulting at least two children for more than 10 years.

Linda and Richard Getter both face several charges in Trempealeau County.

The criminal complaint says the abuse started in 1991 and 1993 when the victims were seven and nine years old. The victims, who are now adults, came forward to investigators last month, and said the abuse lasted until about 2003.

They say Richard assaulted them several times, and that Linda knew about the abuse and sometimes joined in.

When investigators recently interviewed Linda, she admitted to the abuse, but said that Richard was drinking heavily back then and she “pushed it all back.” She also admitted that it may have happened to more children.

Richard and Linda are both scheduled to appear in court next week.

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