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Ritter's Sex Charges From 2001 Unsealed
Times Union (Albany NY ) ^ | 12/27/2010 | Brendan J. Lyons

Posted on 12/28/2010 11:49:06 AM PST by Dahoser

William Scott Ritter Jr., a former United Nations weapons inspector who gained renown for his criticism of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, contends his online sexual encounters with teenage girls were only fantasy.

Nearly two years ago, Ritter, of Delmar, watched his computer screen reveal that an anonymous person who had been exchanging sexually charged messages with him for 80 minutes was not a 15-year-old girl.

It was a cop from a small town in northeast Pennsylvania, alone in his station house and trolling the Internet for suspected child predators.

Ryan Venneman, a detective for the Barrett Township Police Department in Monroe County, had enough after Ritter allegedly transmitted streaming video of himself…

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I hope this perverted clymer gets buried for everything he's done.
1 posted on 12/28/2010 11:49:10 AM PST by Dahoser
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To: Dahoser

About damned time.. and he went all ‘anti-war’ and ‘No WMD” because the Iraqi regime new about his proclivity for little girls...


2 posted on 12/28/2010 11:53:09 AM PST by snarkbait (<<For Rent>>)
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To: PJ-Comix

Scott Ritter Alert!


3 posted on 12/28/2010 11:56:54 AM PST by Charles Henrickson
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To: Dahoser

I hope someone finds his WMD in prison.


4 posted on 12/28/2010 12:00:30 PM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: Dahoser

He’s one of the few who can truly be called an “ex-Marine.”


5 posted on 12/28/2010 12:01:38 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Dahoser
Some of the younger Freepers might know what a clymer is. lol
6 posted on 12/28/2010 12:03:21 PM PST by Red Dog #1
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To: Dahoser
Ritter says he didn't know the last girl was underage, but the computer showed:

The chat, on Feb. 7, 2009, begins with the officer identifying himself to Ritter as a 15-year-old girl from the Pocono Mountains region of Pennsylvania.
7 posted on 12/28/2010 12:03:21 PM PST by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Dahoser

8 posted on 12/28/2010 12:05:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body." CS Lewis)
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To: Dahoser; The Comedian; Revolting cat!
It was a cop from a small town in northeast Pennsylvania, alone in his station house and trolling the Internet for suspected child predators. Ryan Venneman, a detective for the Barrett Township Police Department in Monroe County, had enough after Ritter allegedly transmitted streaming video of himself…

Has Scott Ritter's video be uploaded to Wankyleaks yet?

9 posted on 12/28/2010 12:06:26 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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To: Dahoser

I remember this guy. He was Fox News’s security specialist for a while right? He was always on scumbag shows like Sheperd Smith.


10 posted on 12/28/2010 12:08:38 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Capitol Hill operator 866-727-4894 toll free. Just say which Representative/Senator you want to spea)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; martin_fierro

“Shirtless at the Burger King” ping.


11 posted on 12/28/2010 12:08:46 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Red Dog #1

Big time!!


12 posted on 12/28/2010 12:10:34 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Dahoser

Too bad Polk County, FL didn’t snare him like the pedophile author from Pueblo, CO.


13 posted on 12/28/2010 12:10:56 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: Dahoser

He also was making a movie financed by Saddam I believe.


14 posted on 12/28/2010 12:11:13 PM PST by DainBramage
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To: a fool in paradise

Has he ever starred on Dateline “To Catch a Predator” ?


15 posted on 12/28/2010 12:14:06 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Dahoser
Despite his national prominence, Ritter's arrest was not publicly announced.

When you're an anti-war liberal, there are a lot of anti-war libs in govt. who have all kinds of contacts in the media to keep your extracurricular activities out of the news. GW Bush would've been crucified for buying a Maxim magazine. They made a big deal because his military records showed that he flew a few missed approaches (not knowing what that actually means).

16 posted on 12/28/2010 12:14:36 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Dahoser

For awhile we had pro-Ritter trolls showing up back in 2003 or so.
Wonder if they’ll show up again?


17 posted on 12/28/2010 12:17:06 PM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: Dahoser

Men like that all try to claim it’s “fantasy” and they really knew it was a cop all along, but sorry, that doesn’t work (especially after the men in question have sent off pictures of their private parts, which is evidently what they think teenage girls are dying to see). He thought this was a young teenage girl, that’s what he was after, and it’s fortunate for the teenage girls out there that he was wrong.


18 posted on 12/28/2010 12:17:13 PM PST by livius
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To: WOBBLY BOB

19 posted on 12/28/2010 12:19:16 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

Don’t think he ever worked for Fox.

He was interviewed by David Asman, I remember, and maybe appeared other times but it was generally not on especially friendly terms-—Ritter hated W. Bush and showed up all over the place to make his views known.

If anything the guy showed up more often on the lib networks, PBS and the lefty cable shows that endorsed his Bush-Lied-People-Died line of b.s.

Truly a vicious, pathetic scumbag.


20 posted on 12/28/2010 12:21:04 PM PST by dblup
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To: dblup

He was on fox a lot I remember


21 posted on 12/28/2010 12:21:56 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Capitol Hill operator 866-727-4894 toll free. Just say which Representative/Senator you want to spea)
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To: Charles Henrickson; doug from upland
"Scott Ritter Alert!"

I beleve that's "Ritterbox alert"...wasn't that you Doug?

22 posted on 12/28/2010 12:27:12 PM PST by cake_crumb (Why do they call them "pat downs" when they're obviously "feel ups"?)
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Weapon of Mass Exposure
23 posted on 12/28/2010 12:27:44 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

There are quite a few Anti-war folks on here since Obama took over. lol.


24 posted on 12/28/2010 12:29:02 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

Ritteer was never a contributer to Fox News. David Asman? Aslan? Asmand?? Intereviewed him once.


25 posted on 12/28/2010 12:29:59 PM PST by cake_crumb (Why do they call them "pat downs" when they're obviously "feel ups"?)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass


Pedophile and Hero to the left. No not Roman Polanksi, William Scott Ritter.

Let's not forget Democrat politicians trying to protect this man.

Albany NY attorney fired for supressing 2001 arrest of William Scott Ritter

COLONIE - The assistant district attorney who handled a 2001 misdemeanor charge against former U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter has been fired for failing to tell her boss the case ever even existed. "I was shocked and angered to learn that the case had been disposed of by one of my assistant district attorneys without consulting me," said Albany County District Attorney Paul Clyne. "Any arguably sensitive case should be brought to my attention."

Details of the specific charge against Ritter, who sources said was arrested by Colonie police and charged with a class B misdemeanor on June 15, 2001, were sealed.

On Friday, Clyne fired Assistant District Attorney Cynthia Preiser, who had worked in the DA's office for 15 years. She did not return calls for comment.

Previous Arrest From 2001

However, NewsChannel 13 reported in June 2001 about an arrest of a 39-year-old William Ritter of Delmar on charges he tried to lure a 16-year-old girl he met on the Internet to a Burger King in Menands.

According to police, the intent of that meeting was so that she could watch him perform sexual acts on himself.

At that time police said William Ritter was arrested before doing anything, but was facing multiple misdemeanor charges for trying to solicit an underage girl for sexual reasons. Ritter's attorney, Norah Murphy, confirmed that he was arrested in the town of Colonie in June 2001.

Linky
26 posted on 12/28/2010 12:32:53 PM PST by WaterBoard
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To: Dahoser
As soon as he was sprung years ago, I was wondering why he wasn't immediately hired as a distinguished professor of National Security or Foreign Affairs or Societal Ethics at some college in San Francisco, Berkeley, Madison or Denver.

After all, he's eminently qualified....he's liberal, he's educated, he's been published...and he likes student-types, more specifically, under-aged young ladies.

Leni

27 posted on 12/28/2010 12:42:10 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Dahoser

There were some awesome threads going on when his arrests were made public. One I rememer was guessing what his screen name was.


28 posted on 12/28/2010 12:43:00 PM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: a fool in paradise
Has Scott Ritter's video be uploaded to Wankyleaks yet?

Post of the Thread Award!


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

29 posted on 12/28/2010 12:44:07 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: WaterBoard

Ritter’s an ugly bastard, isn’t he. His privates are probably just as ugly as his face.


30 posted on 12/28/2010 12:44:23 PM PST by Wolfstar ("If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his friend." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Dahoser

I remember reading all these details at the time. The Internet is a dangerous place in many ways.


31 posted on 12/28/2010 12:45:58 PM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: Dahoser

This story only chronicles the episodes where he got caught. I wonder how many more victims the scumbag had?


32 posted on 12/28/2010 12:48:21 PM PST by rockrr ("I said that I was scared of you!" - pokie the pretend cowboy)
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To: Dahoser

Who but evil conservatives could doubt the veracity of this man who vouched that Bush was wrong about Iraq and Saddam Hussein ?


33 posted on 12/28/2010 12:49:23 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: WaterBoard

Maybe Whoopi will explain on the new Oprah Cannel (OWN) that it wasn’t RAPE rape, like she did with Polanski.


34 posted on 12/28/2010 12:49:28 PM PST by cake_crumb (Why do they call them "pat downs" when they're obviously "feel ups"?)
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To: Dahoser

In the spring of 2001, Colonie police say Ritter twice showed up for meetings with what he believed would be teenage girls. The first time, Ritter was questioned but let go by police who had been posing as a curious 14-year-old girl.

Two months later, Ritter turned up at a fast-food restaurant, where police said they had set up a sexual meeting while posing as a 15-year-old girl. Ritter was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of soliciting a minor. Despite his national prominence, Ritter’s arrest was not publicly announced.

Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/default/article/Ritter-s-sex-charges-from-2001-unsealed-921740.php#ixzz19RNgMslU


35 posted on 12/28/2010 12:50:27 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: rockrr

The media still doesn’t want to consider the possibility that he was blackmailed by Saddam into flipping his testimony.

And more people can probably tell you the name and political party of the man who was caught tapping his toe in an airport washroom than know that Scott Ritter has a history of sexual predator charges.


36 posted on 12/28/2010 12:51:13 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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To: Dahoser

I ALMOST would believe some people who claim the Internet is all bs and you never know who you’re really talking to. Big however here though. Ritter went to meet them more than once and after being caught multiple times. That indicates a serious disorder on his part.

Oh plus he betrayed his country.


37 posted on 12/28/2010 12:51:28 PM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: WaterBoard
According to police, the intent of that meeting was so that she could watch him perform sexual acts on himself.

I guess he was amazingly flexible for a man of his size.....

38 posted on 12/28/2010 12:51:30 PM PST by usmcobra (.Islam: providing Live Targets for United States Marines since 1786!)
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To: Williams

I remember his “tours” if the children’s prisons in Iraq. Of course Saddam had dirt on him, they probably taped it.


39 posted on 12/28/2010 12:51:36 PM PST by cake_crumb (Why do they call them "pat downs" when they're obviously "feel ups"?)
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To: usmcobra

YURGH.


40 posted on 12/28/2010 12:53:27 PM PST by cake_crumb (Why do they call them "pat downs" when they're obviously "feel ups"?)
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To: Dahoser

Former UN official loses round over evidence in solicitation case
http://www.pocononews.net/news/2010/December/28/28Dec10-3.html
BARRETT TWP – A judge has ruled that prior allegations of solicitation may be used in an upcoming trial of former United Nations Iraq Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter, accused of online solicitation of minors. Ritter’s trial is scheduled to begin in Monroe County in March.

Ritter, 49, of Delmar NY, allegedly exchanged several messages with an undercover Barrett Township Police detective posing as a teenage girl.

It was the third time Ritter faced such allegations. Two prior incidents, in New York, were never prosecuted, but according to media reports, a judge has ruled that those prior incidents may be brought up during the pending trial.

Ritter, arrested in 2009, remains free on $25,000 bail.


41 posted on 12/28/2010 12:55:01 PM PST by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: rockrr; All
I wonder how many more victims the scumbag had?

Just to be technical about it the cops were not victims.

I think it's extraordinarily unlikely he only did this on three or four occasions and happened to be talking to cops every time. There have to have been real teenage girls who responded to his advances.

Is he on a sex offender list? Why hasn't he been charged with felonies before now, doing time or still having contact with his children?

42 posted on 12/28/2010 12:59:00 PM PST by newzjunkey
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To: WaterBoard

Cynthia Preiser should be in jail for aiding and abetting.


43 posted on 12/28/2010 1:02:10 PM PST by Mouton
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To: newzjunkey
"Is he on a sex offender list? Why hasn't he been charged with felonies before now, doing time or still having contact with his children?"

Those are rhetorical questions, right?

44 posted on 12/28/2010 1:03:47 PM PST by cake_crumb (Why do they call them "pat downs" when they're obviously "feel ups"?)
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To: All

Someone refresh my memory.

Wasn’t this the same guy who was a darling on the right during the Clinton years? He was one of the few (maybe the only) weapons inspectors who was exposing (bad choice of words, I know) the Saddam regime during that time. I vaguely remember his sudden flip to the dark side.


45 posted on 12/28/2010 1:16:17 PM PST by Sister_T ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
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To: Dahoser

Freepers may want to go to the scottritter keyword search below to find out what an incredible POS Ritter was years ago and still is.

Liberals, who hate America can get by with about anything because the mediots are behind them.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/scottritter/index


46 posted on 12/28/2010 1:31:45 PM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Sister_T

Wikipedia has the whole story. He was one of those that was convinced “sanctions” would solve the Iraq problem.


47 posted on 12/28/2010 1:31:51 PM PST by macquire
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To: Dahoser

Is he still married to that KGB prostitute?


48 posted on 12/28/2010 1:32:58 PM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass
I remember this guy. He was Fox News’s security specialist for a while right? He was always on scumbag shows like Sheperd Smith.

I don't think so. Hannity had him on as a bashee.

49 posted on 12/28/2010 1:36:55 PM PST by SeeSac
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To: Christian Engineer Mass
I remember this guy. He was Fox News’s security specialist for a while right? He was always on scumbag shows like Sheperd Smith.

I don't think so. Hannity had him on as a bashee.

50 posted on 12/28/2010 1:36:55 PM PST by SeeSac
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