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Tue Aug 21, 2012, 07:35 PM

14. Here's some background on the Scott Ritter case

Jan 14, 2010
Ex-U.N. arms inspector Ritter arrested in online child-sex sting
Scott Ritter, the former chief U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq who harshly criticized the Bush administration's case for war, has been arrested in an online sex sting for allegedly masturbating on webcam while talking dirty to a Pennsylvania police officer posing as a 15- year-old girl. In 2001, Ritter faced similar charges after an online sting by New York police that he blamed on his criticism of the war. Charges were later dropped ...
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2010/01/ex-un-nuke-inspector-ritter-arrested-in-online-child-sex-sting/1

Trial begins for ex-weapons inspector
Delmar resident Scott Ritter was charged in online sex sting
Associated Press
Updated 10:47 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, 2011
STROUDSBURG, Pa. -- No one disputes that former U.N. chief weapons inspector and prominent Iraq war critic Scott Ritter entered an adult chat room two years ago, traded sexually graphic messages and performed a sex act on himself in front of a webcam. What the jury in the Delmar man's online sex-sting trial must decide is whether he thought the person on the other end of the chat was a 15-year-old girl ...
http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Detective-testifies-in-Scott-Ritter-s-sex-sting-1333492.php


Prison for ex-U.N. official Scott Ritter in Monroe sex sting case
Former weapons inspector gets up to 5½ years
... The "girl" Ritter contacted in February 2009 turned out to be a Barrett Township police officer posing undercover to catch sexual predators online. Ritter said he believed the person was an adult pretending to be a minor, possibly as some sort of sexual fantasy ... Before the sentencing hearing began, defense attorneys Gary Kohlman and Todd Henry requested the court grant Ritter a new trial. The request was based on a recent New York appellate court ruling saying that the records of two 2001 incidents involving Ritter in Albany County, N.Y., should never have been unsealed and then used by the prosecution in the Pennsylvania trial. On two separate occasions in 2001, Ritter met what appeared to be two girls, one age 14 and the other age 16, in adult chat rooms and traveled to different locations to meet the girls, who both turned out to be undercover police. Ritter told police at the time that his controversial 1998 resignation from the UN had led him into depression and self-destructive behavior that he had been hiding from his family, according to records ...
http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20111027/NEWS/110270321

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