A man who served time in federal prison for being the so-called “Saint George Bomber” in Utah is now facing 13 charges for allegedly abusing his wife and three children.
41-year-old Sean Riker was arrested at his Wind Lake home this week, after his family went the Sheriff’s Department saying they could no longer handle his abuse. Taylor Riker said the abuse had escalated since the job transfer that force the family to move to Wisconsin earlier this month.
According to the criminal complaint, the abuse included Riker holding an unloaded shotgun to his wife’s head and pulling the trigger. He’s also accused of repeating the act on two of the children.
Ricker is also accused of slamming his seven and eight year old daughter’s heads together and punching and kicking them during a rage. Investigators says the eight-year-old told them about daily beatings, that she feared for her life if Riker gets out of jail, and how she hadn’t had “one good day” since Riker became her dad.
Riker served a 12 year federal prison sentence for constructing and detonating pipe bombs at a store, auto dealership, and an elementary school in Utah in the 90s. He was also convicted of setting fire to a bookstore and a vehicle.
Riker is being held on one-million-dollars bail following an initial appearance in Racine County Circuit Court. He’ll return to court November 18th for a preliminary hearing. He faces more than 100 years in prison if convicted of the charges.