Former U.N. Iraq weapons inspector charged with online sex offences, again
Former U.S. Marine and UNSCOMM weapons inspector and more recently U.S. Middle East policy critic, Scott Ritter, has been charged with taking a 15-year-old girl on an online WMD inspection tour - in this instance WMD standing for web-cam masturbation demonstration. Unfortunately for Ritter his alleged lewd act was performed not for a young female but rather an adult male police officer trolling for online perverts. Ritter has had other brushes with the law:
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.
If convicted Ritter could face a multi-year stint in prison.