The court heard 49-year-old Ritter's on line chat with 'Emily' in February 2009 was actually the third such encounter since he quit his job as chief U. The jury deliberated two days before finding Ritter guilty of six of the seven charges against him.
One was a misdemeanor, indecent exposure, and the rest were felonies, including three charges of unlawful conduct with a minor, criminal attempt to corrupt a minor and criminal use of a communications device.
According to Alex Nuqui, head of the National Bureau of Investigation’s antihuman trafficking division, Villanueva reportedly charged customers in the US, Britain, Australia and Japan between and 0 to watch the children having sex.
He was caught after a US agent, posing as an online customer, struck a deal to sleep with one of the girls at his house for P5,000.
Each of the five felony counts carries a maximum sentence of 7 years in prison, but Ritter is likely to get much less under sentencing guidelines.Ritter, who is believed to be married, asked for a photo of the girl, then sent her a link to his webcam and began to pleasure himself on camera.After Emily asked Ritter for his mobile phone number he again asked her age.The prosecution transcript, meanwhile, notes 'Emily' twice told Ritter 'she' was 15 years old.Kohlman told the jury that Ritter was simply role-playing and fantasising, and there is nothing illegal about adults doing that.
Nuqui said that Villanueva told the undercover US agent in an online chat: “They (the children) will fulfill all your fantasies.