Meanwhile, the agent and Winfrey began communicating through Yahoo, with Winfrey using the name "nwinspirit."The calls continued intermittently, and it took time to gather evidence.Meanwhile, Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation agents located Winfrey's vehicle, his residence in the 1200 block of North Center Street, and his Internet Protocol address.If convicted in federal court, Winfrey faces up to 20 years imprisonment for the possession count, between five and 20 years imprisonment for the distribution count, and five years to lifetime probation. Department of Homeland Security undercover agent in New Mexico was on a public online chat forum in a chat room about "childslavesex" and "pedomoms." The agent then was contacted by a "Mr. Winfrey asked whether the undercover agent had children or underage relatives, if they performed sexual acts, and if so, what.
They use these issues to befriend the victim and empathize with them while building a pseudo friendship and trust.
He was led away in handcuffs to serve his 15-month jail sentence, which will be followed by three years of probation.
Swidzinski came to the attention of Ontario police last summer, when they were investigating child pornography links posted in a chat room by someone with a Sask Tel IP address.
Clarence Winfrey, 56, was initially charged in Natrona County District Court with the same counts.
But Thursday, District Court Judge Daniel Forgey granted Assistant District Attorney Stephanie Hambrick's request to dismiss the state counts so federal prosecutors can take over.