Police chief convicted in SJP surrogate theft case

Tuesday November 24, 2009

A police chief accused of stealing items from the surrogate mother who carried Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick's twins has been found guilty on three of six charges.

Barry Carpenter, 40, was accused of meeting with photographers last May to try and sell items related to Michelle Ross' pregnancy and the surrogacy.

Those are said to have included photos, legal documents, the surrogacy agreement, ultrasounds and a plaster cast of a pregnant tummy.

After 12 hours, he was found guilty of receiving stolen property, theft in office and tampering with evidence, by a jury.

He was found not guilty on two counts of burglary and one of unauthorised use of property or services.

Mr Carpenter has claimed he only went into Michelle Ross' house because the door was open, but that he didn't take anything "from the home".

He said he showed the cast to the paparazzi but did not discuss selling it.

When he is sentenced on December 10, he could face up to ten years in prison.

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