Ritter took the stand in his own defense. A call to Kohlman's Washington, D.C. office was not returned.
The jury also heard information about Ritter's two past arrests in the Capital District under similar circumstances. Of those, one case was dismissed and records were sealed in the other. Ritter allegedly tried to meet with underage girls he met on the Internet but were, again, actually undercover officers.
In court, Ritter argued that he knew these were sting operations and wanted to be caught.
Rykechevski said the information from New York law enforcement was of great help in his prosecution.