Ex-of­fi­cer guilty in ob­scen­ity case

Woonsocket Call - - REGION/OBITUARIES -

PROV­I­DENCE (AP) — A for­mer Rhode Is­land po­lice of­fi­cer has pleaded guilty to send­ing sex­u­ally ex­plicit pic­tures and videos of him­self to a 15-year-old girl.

Fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors say 51-year-old Matthew Ri­ley pleaded guilty Thurs­day to trans­fer of ob­scene ma­te­rial to a mi­nor.

The for­mer Nar­ra­gansett of­fi­cer faces up to 10 years in prison at sen­tenc­ing sched­uled for Feb. 1.

Pros­e­cu­tors say Ri­ley started com­mu­ni­cat­ing with the girl in late 2015 or early 2016 through text mes­sag­ing tech­nol­ogy.

They say the girl made her age clear.

Dur­ing his com­mu­ni­ca­tions with the girl, Ri­ley iden­ti­fied him­self as Chris M. and told her he was 29 years old, lived in Bos­ton, was in the Navy, and worked as a phys­i­cal ther­a­pist.

Au­thor­i­ties say over the course of sev­eral months, Ri­ley sent the sex­u­ally ex­plicit com­mu­ni­ca­tions.

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