Feb. 18 - Former U.S. Congressman and convicted sex offender Mel Reynolds is under arrest in Harrare on charges of possession of pornography. Deborah Gembara reports.
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A former U.S. congressman has been arrested in Zimbabwe.
State media say Mel Reynolds was found with pornographic videos and photos at his hotel in the capital. Possession of pornography is a crime in Zimbabwe.
According to authorities, the former Illinois congressman has been living in the country without a valid visa since November and had run up $24,500 in hotel bills.
Once a rising star in the Democratic party, Reynold was forced resign in 1995 after being convicted of sexual assault, obstruction of justice and solicitation of child pornography.
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