Ex-Missouri police officer accused in NM child pornography case

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Posted on August 14, 2011 at 4:21 PM

Updated Sunday, Aug 14 at 6:30 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A former Missouri police officer has been ordered detained pending trial in New Mexico on child enticement and child pornography charges.

A federal judge issued a 14-page order last week saying 38-year-old James Carney Ritterhoff is a flight risk and poses a danger to the community.

Ritterhoff was employed as an armed money courier in Albuquerque when he was arrested on June 17.

He's accused of using the Internet to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity, soliciting child pornography, sending and receiving child porn and possession of child pornography.

Prosecutors say he was charged after online conversation with undercover officers between February and June.

Ritterhoff entered a not guilty plea to all charges at his July 22 arraignment.

He was formerly was a policeman in Aurora, Mo.

 

 

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