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Former UN inspector due in court in sex case

Former UN weapons inspector due in court after conviction in online sex case By The Associated Press

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) ' A former U.N. weapons inspector convicted in an online sex sting is due in court Wednesday.

Fifty-year-old Scott Ritter exchanged explicit messages with a detective posing as a 15-year-old girl, then performed a sex act on himself in front of a webcam. He testified in his own defense that he believed the person he met in a Yahoo chat room in 2009 was an adult acting out her own fantasy.

A northeastern Pennsylvania jury convicted Ritter in April.



Ritter is scheduled to appear in Monroe County Court on Wednesday. He plans to ask a new trial. Prosecutors say they will ask that Ritter be sentenced immediately.

Ritter was one of the U.N.'s chief weapons inspectors in Iraq from 1991 to 1998.


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