Personnel record released for former Shelby County deputy charge - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Personnel record released for former Shelby County deputy charged in child porn case

(Source: SCSO) (Source: SCSO)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The Shelby County Government Human Resources office released the personnel file of former deputy Rickie Friar amid a child porn investigation.

Friar was also a Millington reserve officer, until he was charged with a list crimes earlier this month, including child rape and aggravated sexual battery.

The circumstances under which former Shelby County Deputy Rickie Friar was fired in October of 1981 involve three infractions.  The personnel file says, “Ptlm. Rick Friar was not conducting his Sheriff’s Dept. business properly in taking offense reports and in transporting prisoners and stopping at a females [sic] residence.”

The county attorney’s office could not further explain the details of his termination because they say the microfiche of his personnel records are so blurry they cannot be read.

According to court records, a cleaning woman discovered explicit photos of Friar with a young girl on his iPad.

The court records say he repeatedly forced the 9-year-old girl to touch him inappropriately and that he photographed the encounter.

During a search of Friar’s Millington home, deputies apparently found numerous videos and photographs of Friar naked with children, ages eight and up.

Friar was then arrested in Russellville, Arkansas and extradited to Shelby County.

Friar is now in jail on a $1.2 million bond.

He’s charged with two counts of Aggravated Sexual Battery, two counts of Especially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a minor, two counts of child rape and two counts of Soliciting Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has asked the public to help them identify any other crimes against Friar.

Contact Sergeant Natalie Hillman of the Special Victims Unit at 901-222-5644, if you can help.

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