Paroled rapist arrested for kidnapping teen

Richard Stine

Richard Stine

PALMDALE – A 39-year-old parolee was arrested in east Palmdale this morning for kidnapping with the intent to rape, authorities said.

Quick thinking by an alert Palmdale resident saved the 17-year-old victim and helped deputies capture Richard Stine, a GPS-monitored sex offender on active parole for forcible rape.

The following is the press release from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station:

On Friday, August 2nd, 39-year old Palmdale resident Richard Stine, who is on active parole for forcible rape and who has an ankle monitor, kidnapped a 17-year-old female at the corner of 30th Street East and Palmdale Boulevard, in the City of Palmdale.

At approximately 8:10 a.m., the victim was walking eastbound on Palmdale Boulevard when suspect Stine allegedly approached her from behind and pushed an object into her back. The victim said suspect Stine told her to keep walking or he would shoot her.

As Stine forcibly escorted her across the street, the victim began to waive her arms in an attempt to gain attention from passersby. Stine eventually forced the victim behind a church and out of the view of the public.

A concerned Palmdale citizen saw the female, who looked in distress, and immediately called Palmdale Sheriff’s Station. Deputies quickly responded using their radio cars’ red lights and siren. When the victim saw them, she broke free from Stine and ran towards the deputies. Stine immediately gave up.

The victim was uninjured.

Stine was arrested and booked at the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station. He was booked on charges of kidnapping with the intent to rape, with a bail amount of $100,000.00 in addition to a Parole Hold.

Stine is scheduled to be arraigned on August 5, 2013 at the Antelope Valley Courthouse.

Richard Stine was previously arrested on October 31, 2012 during “Operation Boo,” a safety initiative aimed at protecting young trick-or-treaters from sexual predators on Halloween. Stine was arrested for violating his parole by having children’s toys and being under the influence of alcohol. Read more at Operation Boo’ nets three arrests locally.

  55 comments for “Paroled rapist arrested for kidnapping teen

  1. Ron
    August 4, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Where are the [removed] Janice Balluci and Michelle Egberts now? Do you remember how much they were advocating for people like this to be put back into our community?

    • August 5, 2013 at 5:35 am

      Ron… We’re standing right beside Richard supporting him unlike Simon Peter in the bible. Peter was the best known disciple of Jesus Christ. He always talked a good game, but his “walk” didn’t match his “talk”. After Jesus was arrested, Peter’s cowardice became evident, Peter’s cowardice became evident. He denied he even knew who Jesus was! Not once, but three times, Peter lied about his allegiance to Jesus.

      Fortunately, Peter had an encounter with Jesus after the resurrection. Jesus forgave Peter and then showed He trusted him again by commissioning him to become a leader of the Church in Jerusalem.

      Ron, we ALL have issues from our past that we’re not proud of, including you. As for our client Richard, I can tell you that there was no Kidnapping with intent to rape. Law Enforcement will not take advantage of the Sex Offender (290) population by falsely chargin them with crimes solely based on their registry status. Shame on them.

      Maybe you should listen to AV Newscast 1380am at 8:00am this morning as I will be the guest speaker. You may be enlightened. If this truly is a christian community, some of these posts wouldn’t have be written/posted before Richard has had his day in court.

      • Jason
        August 5, 2013 at 7:56 am

        So what was the intent of him pushing the victim behind a church? Was he trying to sell her a book or vacuum cleaner? Or was he trying to have a come to Jesus meeting with her? Your client doesnt get the benefit of the doubt in this case because of his history and the fact hes on active parole for forcible rape.

        • sikntired
          August 5, 2013 at 9:58 am

          Is there a term for sex-offender groupie?
          She would like you to believe it was the 17 year old’s fault for being female.

          • rome
            August 5, 2013 at 11:39 am

            the devil’s advocate, just like the movie. You have to have some of the Evil element in your D.N.A..

      • sikntired
        August 5, 2013 at 9:53 am

        I was wondering how long it would take you to emerge from the woodwork.

      • Db
        August 5, 2013 at 9:58 am

        So what exactly was that object shoved into the young girl’s back…and what is with the comment he told her about “keep walking” or he would “shoot” her…where is your empathy for the young girl that was subjected to this monster…you are riding all of your innocence of this scum based solely on the fact that he was caught before he could commit the crime!…His criminal record shows exactly what his real intent was and to me Christian or not…HE IS GUILTY!

      • Mr. Mister
        August 5, 2013 at 10:16 am

        Wow! Really? Did you not read the article? An underage female held against her will, was about to go through the most traumatic thing in her life, and you have the nerve to say he did nothing?? Yes, because his day in court and the legal system will prove this man has been redeemed and Jesus himself will bang the gavel. I understand your faith and forgiveness approach, but you need to realize when someone cannot be helped. And taking your said faith into account, maybe Richard is a reincarnation of Lucifer…ever think of that? Please do not inject a belief system into something so serious like this. It looks real ignorant and gives the appearance that you have poor judgement in your clients. But I guess only God can judge, right?

      • karmapolice
        August 5, 2013 at 10:22 am

        Really Michelle? Scriptures will help you sleep at night as your “clients” victim count rises?

      • rome
        August 5, 2013 at 11:33 am

        That is an AWFUL analogy, to use Peter for comparison with your defending this guy. Peter’s example is much deeper than that. You forgot to mention that he cut the ear of the one guy and his denial of Jesus was a demonstration of the power of the enemy, as it was told to him before hand “before the rooster crows…”.
        I pray for healing for the young lady involved in this case. I hope that your client have mercy in not making her prolong her healing process and have to relive such an awful experience in a public courtroom. If he is anything like a human being, we that Jesus came to become Advocate for, he would admit his fault, accept his punishment, and seek forgiveness and atonement from whomever he might get it from. Adam’s biggest shortfall was not just that he ate the fruit, but that he blamed Eve before acknowledging his own sin.

      • sikntired
        August 5, 2013 at 7:43 pm

        A disgrace to womanhood.

      • Princess
        August 6, 2013 at 3:48 pm

        Wow. I’m a Christian too but i have eyes that see and ears that hear. This mans intention is clear and if you deny that, then you are just bearing false witness and defending wrong instead of right Michelle.

      • sikntired
        August 6, 2013 at 4:06 pm

        AV Press today, lead story, he did the exact same thing 10 years ago except that was successful because noone witnessed it.Served a whopping thirteen years. Time to recycle.

      • chirp chirp
        August 6, 2013 at 11:09 pm

        The only thing worse than a con artist, is a con artist with a bible. And we’re all invited to her train wreck so we can all find out how unfair life is for her Last Chance Boys.

  2. Jason
    August 4, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    So he was arrested 10 months ago for violating his parole and hes out in time to attempt to try and rape again? Does anyone else see a problem here?

  3. givemeabreak
    August 4, 2013 at 11:10 am

    I’m confused! I admit I don’t know exactly how these gps ankle monitors work. I thought if you got “out” of range an alarm at the police station would go off and they would go out to find you, doesn’t say how far he was from where he lives, Or is that just when your under house arrest?? I feel if you have any kind of monitor attached to you there should be limits as to how far from home you can go, maybe this would help, And make them out of something they can not CUT off..
    Thanks to the concerned person who called police, you may have saved a life!!

    • DrinkYourKoolAid
      August 4, 2013 at 11:20 am

      I don’t think all people with ankle monitors are on house arrest, but I may be wrong. Even so, if they are confined to their residence, I believe there are certain times of the day which they can be away for the sake of working or running errands, and they must be back by a certain time.

  4. A. Richards
    August 4, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Why does our state constantly let trash out of prison…. If the pound is overcrowded… They kill them to make room….. That is how the prisons should be, kill the worst of them and make room for all the rest…. I am sick of ex cons released and do it again…. In the future enough people will be sick of this and put open season on trash…. And for the cry babies that have “loved ones” in prison…. Boo hoo…. They should be rotting away in a slum… Instead they some how have rights…. I hope I am alive on the day the country realizes that prisoners are crap, they should be cared for like it…..

    • Palmdale_Steve
      August 4, 2013 at 8:39 am

      Well the US Supreme Court disagrees with your point of view. Matter of fact California is going to see the release of 10,000 inmates by the end of the year due to a recent ruling on how the state is treating convicts in prison.

      • A. Richards
        August 4, 2013 at 10:43 am

        Yeah our society is turning ino a joke…. There is enough people in society that do not contribute to society and need to be aken care of by services…. But they are not criminals and I would rather see more money go to hoping hem and the criminals budget be cut to a third and hen when the conditions are hat bad “inside” maybe they will strive o be a part of society and if hey are a repeat offender or hanous crime commiter, they should be put down…. Dead, no longer…. Don’t waste time or money on them…. They are crap… And should be flushed like it…..

        • A. Richards
          August 4, 2013 at 10:44 am

          Hmm, my “t” does not want to work today….. Typos all over the place….

    • DrinkYourKoolAid
      August 4, 2013 at 11:27 am

      Couldn’t it also be that there is overcrowding in prisons because too many laws exist which can put someone in prison? It is troubling that a person whose crime is possession of meth or growing pot is put in the same facility as those who rape, kill, assult, etc…

      Personally, I believe re-thinking or even eliminating some laws and modifying punishment practices would be much more effective than just releasing thousands of prisoners (many of whom, if not violent prior to their convictions, are likely much more hardened after being imprisoned).

      I agree with you on one thing, the criminal justice system of punishment in the US is screwed.

      • Palmdale_Steve
        August 4, 2013 at 11:47 am

        Yes, but other than lock low level non-violent up in prison with other criminals what alternative is there?

        I actually like what Sheriff Joe has done over in AZ, tent prisons for some low level criminals. Drunk drivers, drug possession, drug sales, spitting on the sidewalk, voting Democrat, all reasons for locking people up in a tent prison wearing Pink coveralls and underwear.

        Unfortunately, the powerful Prison Guards Union would never allow something like that.

        • Annie
          August 4, 2013 at 12:16 pm

          Actually, the union has no control. The liberals of California have complained and complained and forced the CDCR to go from hard time for the inmates and totally self sustaining financially to a totally financially dependent institution that is easy time for thugs. People fought for the rapists, molesters, and robbers to get every amenity. Hence, the large number of inmates that are not afraid to go to the pen, because Mommy, Daddy, brother ,etc. will fight for them to get better treatment :(

        • Your out of touch with reality!
          August 6, 2013 at 2:02 pm

          You are so misinformed its a joke!”Unfortunately, the powerful Prison Guards Union would never allow something like that.

          The “Union” has nothing to do with the millions and millions of dollars CDCR spends to keep your homies locked up to feel all comfy. The voters of this State are to blame for the money that is spent. Poor Poor imates! what a joke. When will you people care about the victims. Ain’t nobody got time for that huh Palmdale_Steve?l it is

  5. wildthing
    August 3, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Thanks to the passing passerby who alerted authorities and possibly saved this young girl from harm.

    After further reflection some thoughts occurred… this guy had a monitor on his ankle and was arrested last Halloween during the much ballyhooed Operation ‘Boo’. Yet this happened. How can this be?

    Sexual Assault is not new. This sort of thing has happened for tens of thousands of years. What makes us think that slapping an ankle monitor on someone and putting them on a web site will stop this?

    Should he have been locked up for life after his initial offense? Perhaps, but 95-98%% of these crimes are committed by a first-timer. So do you lock up all males? Females commit sexual offenses, as well. Lock everyone up? For life? Will that make us safe? And at what point, and in what place, has 100% security become an expectation?

    Surely there must be some preventative measures that are effective. What is being done currently is not. Case in point.

    sikntired on August 3, 2013 at 11:06 am writes “we need more prisons write your legislator”… given that housing a CA inmate costs about the same as an elementary school teacher – I am not so sure.

  6. sikntired
    August 3, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    …and he ain’t one of them.

  7. donya schwarder
    August 3, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    many of you people are quick to cast the first stone, I do not know if this man is innocent or guilty but the state of California will decide that, why don’t you all just concern yourselves with your own faults before you meet with the one who could easily cast you into a horrible hell in which you will not find him, there are innocents out here……..

    • August 3, 2013 at 9:45 pm

      Donya are you in the medical profession? your post confuses me – almost seems religious. But then the last part is even more confusing…

    • sick&tired
      August 4, 2013 at 6:27 am

      Usually if it walks like a duck, acts like a duct then….it’s probably a duck!
      I don’t exactly get how this man could be “innocent”. At the end of the day he kidnapped someone, therefore not innocent.

      • sikntired
        August 4, 2013 at 10:14 am

        Nice user name, wouldn’t be trying to confuse people, would you?

        • sick&tired
          August 4, 2013 at 3:27 pm

          lol didn’t even notice. Hey great minds…

          • sikntired
            August 4, 2013 at 3:58 pm

            Hah,at least 2 jaded individuals on this site.

  8. Dave
    August 3, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Sick of it ,You said it, Best thing ive heard of all day

    • August 3, 2013 at 5:59 pm

      I would rather look for solutions that solve the problem instead of dumping it in someone else’s back yard – I would not feel any better if this crime happened to a 17 year old girl in Compton or Inglewood.

      Prison just makes people into worse criminals, this guy needs a psychiatric hospital where doctors can try and figure out whats wrong with him, and if he can’t be fixed then he never gets out.

      • sikntired
        August 3, 2013 at 6:13 pm

        That’s just what Ariel Castro was whining yesterday while being sentenced to a thouad years in jail.According to him, he’s sick(like the Mayor of San Diego) and shouldn’t be in prison.
        B.S.,there simply are evil people in this world who want to take what they want regardless..
        Lock them up.

  9. ERNIE
    August 3, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Another example of all the scum being dropped off in the Antelope Valley great job for the citizen and a horay for the cops to respond that quick.

    • cynthia
      August 3, 2013 at 11:58 am

      How do you know this man was dropped off in the AV to commit another crime. Sometimes, we have bad people out here and aren’t just victims of big bad L.A.

  10. Db
    August 3, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Thank You to the citizen who saw something that didn’t seem right and made the phone call and saved this poor girl from this monster predator…Every young girl in this valley should have some form of knowledge of self-defense and be equipped with some form of protection like mace.

  11. sammy p
    August 3, 2013 at 3:34 am

    Wow I am shocked. I am just guessing that this guy must have been really drunk or high to commit such a brazen crime. I struggle to try and understand whats going on in the minds of people like this… Is his desire for sex so strong that he can’t help himself?

    Or is it more about power and control?

    I can think of 2 websites where a person can go and have sex come right to your door in the AV for about $40 per half hour (google “antelope valley escorts”) so why can’t he just do that if he wants sex so badly.

    Ya hes a POS, but I kinda wonder if there is something wrong with him mentally, Its hard to judge someone without knowing what its like to walk in their shoes, maybe he sniffed too much paint or too much meth and something snapped in his head… hard to say.

    • sikntired
      August 3, 2013 at 11:06 am

      It’s about the power and no meth needed, although that does not mean drugs were not a factor.He’s a serial rapist, he gets off on overpowering his victim.He would never spend money for an escorted is my guess.He. never should have been out.
      We need more prisons, write your legislators.

      • cynthia
        August 3, 2013 at 12:00 pm

        You answered the question in your post: It is all more about power and control.

    • Raptormann
      August 3, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      I really don’t care or “wonder” why this POS did what he did. THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR HIS BEHAVIOR!
      They say in the article that the girl was “unharmed!” That, is pretentious beyond belief. This young lady will be forever scared by this and the long term damage is yet to be seen.
      And the thing about buying sex? What the heck is that about?
      RAPE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SEX! It is about power! Jeesh!

    • sick&tired
      August 4, 2013 at 6:33 am

      Really? Walk a mile in his shoes? Give me a break. I don’t care if he was sexually abused as a child, beaten, drugged, anything. Those things do not give him the right to rape and/or kidnap another human.

  12. Paula
    August 2, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    What a disgustingly bold predator that POS is! I’m wondering how he managed to travel that distance of a block or several blocks away, while wearing an ankle monitor?
    I thought that when wearing a monitor that one is not supposed to leave their residence, and definitely not leave a small outdoor perimeter?!
    I should hope that this predator never sees the light of day period. He has proved 100% that he is not redeemable and is a danger to society.
    Very bold and callous move he made right in broad daylight in front of witnesses- he’s a very scary monster that needs to be away for life.

    • Nancy P
      August 2, 2013 at 11:26 pm

      It’s a ankle monitor. Not a shock collar! Maybe it should have been the later.
      Stranger abduction is rare. Thank you, to the citizen who called the Police. You may have meant the difference between life and death for this 17 yr old girl.
      Thanks to the Deputies who responded and caught this guy.

      • soapbox journal
        August 4, 2013 at 8:22 am

        He needs a shock ankle bracelet, when he leaves his house he gets shocked after he steps over the edge, any further and an alarm goes off the police are at his door before he gets a chance to do anything. Oh wait, this is a fantasy, the ACLU and what ever group would step in and say it cruel, well it beyond cruel and unimaginable the damage, pain, and cruelty inflicted on a woman who is raped, I say treat him like rabid dog, euthanize him.

    • Heather
      August 2, 2013 at 11:33 pm

      It was a monitor, not a home arrest one. They are 2 different things. Your thinking of the home arrest type. The ankle monitors that most sexual predator parolees wear is so they cops and their parole agent can quick see where the are or have been. Such as checking to see if they are hanging out around parks or schools. The home arrest one will sound an alert with the cops if the wearer leaves the area. There is also the alcohol ankle monitor that will monitor if the wearer is drinking.

      • wildthing
        August 3, 2013 at 9:22 pm

        All those devices do is help law enforcement charge a parolee with additional crimes if it turns out the wearer was in an area they are prohibited from being according to their parole conditions. Completely after the fact. They do NOTHING to protect anyone (case in point). They malfunction on a regular basis.

        The public has been sold a bill of goods regarding these devices. I am wondering who is cashing in on them…

  13. James
    August 2, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    This will or should be added to the records that these individuals should not be let out. Rehabilitation is a joke. If someone has intentions THEN, nothing can change the animalistic urge now. Come one. Saudi Arabia handles it rather differently. DEATH.

  14. soapbox journal
    August 2, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    treat him the same way we treat dogs who attack humans euthanize them he doesn’t deserve to be free again ever

  15. sikntired
    August 2, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Why in hell was he out again?

  16. Up2here
    August 2, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    He has proven he is a real danger. Throw away the key.

    • mint-n-chip
      August 3, 2013 at 2:22 pm

      I agree 100%!!! How scary! He doesnt deserve to be free ever again. Sicko!! Loser! Makes me so sick!!
      I am glad someone called the police right away and just didnt think…oh i dont wanna get involved, its probably nothing. GET INVOLVED!! Thank goodness someone did!!

  17. Notagain
    August 2, 2013 at 9:23 pm


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