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Former Millington reserve police officer pleads guilty to child pornography

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

A former Millington reserve police officer pleaded guilty to producing child pornography of three female minors and transporting a minor across state lines with the intent to engage in unlawful sexual activity, according to U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III. 

Rickie Friar, 67, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of knowingly transporting a minor under the age of 18 years old between the states of Tennessee and Oklahoma for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity, two counts of attempting to and knowingly using a female under the age of 12 years old to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct, and one count of attempting to and knowingly using a female minor under the age of 18 years old to engage in sexually explicit conduct.

According to information presented in court on July 13, 2015, a Shelby County Sheriff's deputy responded to a call at Friar's Millington home that was made by his housekeeper. The housekeeper stopped by the home to do some chores while Friar was out of town. 

The housekeeper said a female minor showed the housekeeper sexually explicit images of children on Friar's iPad.

A forensic examination of the iPad by law enforcement officials, along with other electronic devices seized during a search of his home, showed additional videos and photos of underage females in sexually explicit conduct. Friar is visible in some of the images and videos, and his voice is heard in others. 

The videos and images were produced between July 2013 and May 2015. 

Two of the victims were under 12 years old at the time, one of the victims was under the age of 18.

Friar was located in Arkansas, as he was returning from a trip to Oklahoma, hours after his housekeeper notified police of what she saw on his iPad. When he was located, he had a female minor with him. Law enforcement discovered receipts, dated a day or two earlier, for sex toys and lubricant in his vehicle.

When sentenced for the charges, he faces a mandatory minimum sentence for 15 years in prison and a maximum of life. He also faces a fine of up to $1 million. 

He is scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday, August 11. 

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