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.
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.