Former chief United Nations weapons inspector Scott Ritter was arrested in a Pennsylvania sex sting in November on a litany of charges involving a lewd Internet conversation with a person he thought was a 15-year-old girl. The undercover officer then told Ritter he was a 15-year-old girl from the Poconos region of Pennsylvania, at which point Ritter asked for a picture in addition to one "Emily" had posted on her account, according to the affidavit prepared by Barrett Township Police Det. Ritter then sent a link to his Web camera and began to masturbate while it was focused on his genitals, according to the affidavit. "He then continued to masturbate on web cam and he again asked how old I was," the affidavit continued. He said he didn't realize that I was 15 years old and turned off his web camera.
Ritter appeared for his preliminary hearing on Dec.
17 and waived the felony charge of unlawful contact with a minor. Ritter's attorney, Todd Henry, of Philadelphia, did not return several calls seeking comment Thursday. — is a former Marine who reportedly met his second wife, Marina, while working as a counterintelligence officer in the former Soviet Union. to put roots down, to raise a family and live a normal middle-class American life," Ritter told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2002.
A press conference on the matter to be held by the Barrett Township Police Department is scheduled for 4 p.m. Monroe County Assistant District Attorney Michael Rakaczewski will prosecute the case.
A press release issued in November by the Barrett Township police noted that the incident wasn't the first time Ritter had been arrested on similar charges, but that he had not been formally charged.
Ritter was reportedly charged in a June 2001 sex sting in New York, but the case was dismissed.
He had been charged with attempted child endangerment after arranging to meet a person he thought was a 16-year-old girl at a fast-food restaurant.
The girl was actually an undercover police officer.
The New York Post reported Ritter was caught in a similar case in April 2001 involving a 14-year-old girl, but he was never charged.
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