- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man previously discharged from the military for possessing child pornography has pleaded guilty to posing as an Army sergeant during Toledo’s water crisis last year.

Twenty-seven-year-old Richard Newberry of Toledo pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday.

Prosecutors say Newberry identified himself as an Army sergeant, wore a camouflage uniform and handed out bottled water in Toledo last August when algae-induced toxins from Lake Erie contaminated the drinking water for 400,000 people in parts of Ohio and Michigan.

The Blade newspaper reports (https://bit.ly/1fLElIy ) Newberry was convicted in 2011 of possessing child pornography, leading to his discharge from the Army.

He pleaded guilty to false personation of an officer, dealing in firearms without a license, possessing a firearm despite his felony conviction and failing to register as a sex offender.

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Information from: The Blade, https://www.toledoblade.com/

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