|Fred Ritchey (mug shot SCSO)|
Forty four year-old Fred Wayne Ritchey, of Crane, is charged with statutory sodomy, attempted statutory rape and attempted statutory sodomy.
Authorities allege that Ritchey raped the then 16 year-old friend of his step-daughter when she stayed all night at the girl's house in June of 2011. Ritchey's step-daughter told investigators that he inappropriately touched her a few months before that.
Prosecutor Matt Selby has charged Ritchey as a prior and persistent offender due to his convictions for robbery, forgery and burglary.
The trial is expected to last two days.