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Scott Ritter, WMD Whistleblower, Accused in Kid-Sex Sting: Reports


Former U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter got quite a bit of play back in the day for telling the world that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction, which turned out to be more accurate than U.S. and British claims that Hussein did. Now Ritter is accused of trying to have sexy talk with an underage girl online.

Allegedly believing himself in internet contact with a 15-year-old from Pennsylvania (actually a Barrett Township police officer), Ritter masturbated in view of a webcam, cops say, and per one report made “coarse remarks about sex.”

This all happened last year, and Ritter, who lives in Delmar, New York, turned himself in on November 9, though the report has only surfaced today. Ritter has been previously arrested on minor-sex charges, but never tried or convicted. Many people believed that arrest was political payback for Ritter’s anti-war stand.



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