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UNSCOM Scott Ritter – Nabbed Again

From Pennsylvania’s Pocono Record:

Former U.N. chief weapons inspector Scott Ritter takes part in a debate at the European Parliament in Strasbourg in eastern France on Wednesday Nov. 20, 2002.

Sex sting in Poconos nets former chief U.N. weapons inspector

By Andrew Scott
January 14, 2010

A former chief United Nations weapons inspector is accused of contacting what he thought was a 15-year-old girl in an Internet chat room, engaging in a sexual conversation and showing himself masturbating on a Web camera.

Scott Ritter of Delmar, N.Y., who served as chief U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991-98 and who was an outspoken critic of the second Bush administration in the run-up to the war in Iraq, is accused of contacting what turned out to be a Barrett Township police officer posing undercover as a teen girl.

The police affidavit gives the following account:

Officer Ryan Venneman was posing as 15-year-old "Emily" in an online chat room when he was contacted by someone using the name "Delmarm4fun." This person, later identified as Ritter, told "Emily" he was a 44-year-old male from Albany, N.Y.

"Emily" told Ritter she was a 15-year-old girl from the Poconos, at which point Ritter asked for a picture other than the one "Emily" had posted on her account. Ritter then sent her a link to his Web camera and began to masturbate on camera.

"Emily" asked Ritter for his cell phone number, which he provided.

Ritter again asked "Emily" how old she was. Told she was 15, Ritter said he didn’t realize she was 15 and turned off his webcam, saying he didn’t want to get in trouble.

Ritter told "Emily" he had been fantasizing about having sex with her, to which she replied: "Guess you turned it off …"

Ritter then said: "You want to see it finish," reactivated his webcam and continued masturbating and ejaculated on camera.

The online conversation occurred in February 2009, but the investigation lasted until November, when Ritter was charged, because police had to undergo the lengthy process of obtaining court orders to get Ritter’s cell phone and computer information.

Ritter is awaiting his next appearance in Monroe County Common Pleas Court. He waived his right last month to a preliminary hearing and is free on $25,000 unsecured bail.

The Pocono Record’s attempts to reach Ritter at his New York home and his attorney, Todd Henry, were unsuccessful.

This is not the first time Ritter has been in such trouble.

According to reports, Ritter was charged in a June 2001 Internet sex sting in New York, but that case was dismissed.

He had been charged with attempted child endangerment after arranging in an online chatroom to meet what he thought was a 16-year-old girl at a Burger King restaurant. The girl turned out to be an undercover policewoman.

Ritter said the criminal charge was a smear campaign in response to his criticizing U.S. policy in the Middle East.

The New York Post reported Ritter had been caught in a similar case involving a 14-year-old girl in April 2001, but that he was not charged.

In 1998, Ritter resigned from the United Nations Special Commission weapons inspection team and has been the most outspoken critic of U.S. policy toward Baghdad.

Ritter first made headlines in 1997 when, as a senior UNSCOM member, he was accused by Iraq of being an American spy himself. Now a consultant, he is the author of "Frontier Justice: Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Bushwhacking of America" and "Endgame: Solving the Iraq Problem Once and For All."

Mr. Ritter might be well advised to avoid such terms as “Frontier Justice” and “Bushwhacking.”

Still, you have to admit, in some ways Mr. Ritter just sounds like your typical United Nations employee.

Except that he hasn’t been accused of raping these under-aged girls.

You can read the (quite graphic) affidavit here.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, January 14th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

12 Responses to “UNSCOM Scott Ritter – Nabbed Again”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    I’m sure it’s the fault of a Bush.

  2. GetBackJack says:

    It’s always about Bush with Dems.

  3. BillK says:

    Not a shock given Ritter’s slimy behavior in the past.

  4. GL0120 says:

    So he’s a pervert, that’s simply resume enhancement for a Democrat.
    He’ll take his place amongst the rest of the Democrat perverts, Barney Frank, Ted, John, and Robert Kennedy, to name but a few.

  5. You can’t spell ‘unethical’ without ‘U.N.’

  6. proreason says:

    He means well.

    And he probably had a difficult childhood.

    Who are we to judge?

    Assuming, of course, that he is a liberal.

  7. jobeth says:

    Scott Ritter,” Barney Frank, Ted, John, and Robert Kennedy” OR Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity…let me see, who do I want to align with? Ummmmm…slimeball or wholesome values…ummmmm….

    Amazing, isn’t it? This is what America has become with far left lib values. and yet we hear how good the first group is for our future and how wrong the latter group is for us.

    Please Lord…help us NOW!.

  8. MinnesotaRush says:

    He’ll more than likely be offered a job by o-blah-blah’s Safe School Czar.

  9. canary says:

    If Ritter could only be tried under sharia law and receive a cutting edge sentence. oh. I forgot it’s okay to mutilate, rape, and marry little girls.

  10. jrmcdonald says:

    Dem? The story didn’t say…

  11. Jakeboosh says:

    Ritter should know it’s ok to murder little girls like Bush Inc did but sex is a no-no.

    • proreason says:

      got any names of those little girls that Bush killed, Jake?

      How demented does a person have to be, btw, to defend sexual predators?

      Really, there is only one explanation. Jake is a member of the club.

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