WATCH WJZ @ NOON ON SATURDAY | The Army-Navy rivalry comes to Baltimore. WJZ has live pre-game ceremonies and the game.

Former Swim Club President Gets 18 Months For Child Porn

TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — The former president and CEO of a Timonium area swim club pleaded guilty in Baltimore County Circuit Court to distributing child pornography.  

Mary Bubala reports Ira “Fred” Rigger will serve time in prison for the crime.

Rigger, 56, will serve 18 months behind bars after admitting he distributed child pornography.

Rigger, the former CEO of Padonia Park Club and Pool, will also serve five months probation, register as a sex offender and is forbidden to be around children.

The plea agreement also says Rigger must have supervision around his 8-month-old grandson.

“This isn’t someone who’s trading baseball cards,” said Keith Pion, Assistant State’s Attorney. “This is somebody who’s trading images of a child who underwent abuse, and exploitation and whose image and exploitation continues to be passed and traded throughout the Internet.”

Last month, Rigger was arrested as both the FBI and Baltimore County police investigators tracked his IP address online to explicit child pornography.

Investigators say they found disturbing and illegal images on the computer at his Cockeysville home and on a laptop at the Padonia Park Club and Pool.

Rigger will receive treatment while he’s incarcerated at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

His attorney maintains Rigger is not a pedophile.

Police say there’s no evidence Rigger had inappropriate contact with children at the pool.

“They want everyone to know that the Padonia Park Pool is still a very beautiful, safe environment for family and children,” said David Irwin, Rigger’s attorney.

After his arrest in June, Rigger was banned from the property which his family has owned for decades.

His financial stake in the club is in the process of being removed.

The FBI says it will not pursue its case against Rigger as long as he meets the terms of his plea agreement.

More from Mary Bubala
Comments

One Comment

  1. Constance lee says:

    why is it that this man gets 18 months and 5 years probation , when you have people locked up for longer then 18 months for stuff that they did not do and he gets off easy, why it just do not make any sence to me and this is how the system is being run please things just have to change.

    1. Eric says:

      You can’t compare someone found guilty of something they didn’t and this. If they were found guilty then they are doint the time for that crime. If they did not do the crime they were found guilty of. Then they didn’t have a lawyer that did his job right. I am not saying that what he did was right. Because anyone who does anything to children or posses anything that had to do with children in a bad way they should do as much time as possable.

  2. Kay says:

    He needs help, he obviously has a sick mind to watch child porn!!!! Let’s see how he takes to BUBBA in jail…LOL

  3. ASii Sewdamm says:

    In case you are just starting out and searching regarding adolescent employment as well as summertime work and then chances are you most likely do not have a new cv proven however. Fortunately that you …swim googles

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
Your Podcast Network Play.it

Listen Live