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NEWS UPDATE: Friar sentenced to 26 years for sexual exploitation

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Rickie Friar

Rickie Friar

Former Millington reserve police officer Rickie Friar was sentenced today to 26 years in prison for sexually exploiting girls.

Friar, 67, pleaded guilty to four charges in May. It was last August Friar was indicted on the charges. He was charged with possessing and producing child pornography. The indictment was announced by Edward L. Stanton III, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee.

According to the indictment, between July 2013 and July 2015, Rickie Friar created various images and videos of six minor females engaging in sexually explicit conduct. At least one of the minors was under the age of 12 years old at the time.

Over the aforementioned time period, Friar also transported one of the minor females between Tennessee and Oklahoma for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity. Furthermore, he downloaded child pornographic images from the Internet and stored them on his Compaq computer, according to the indictment.

The Shelby County District Attorney’s Office has also filed charges alleging Friar had sexual contact with minor females. He has been in state custody since his arrest in July 2015.

Friar has been indicted federally on one count of transporting a minor for criminal sexual activity; 10 counts of production of child pornography; and one count of child pornography possession.

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