BOSTON - A Greenfield man was sentenced today in federal court on child pornography charges.
Louis Kevin Wieprecht, 57, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dennis F. Saylor to 135 months in prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release. On Jan. 17, 2012,Wieprecht pleaded guilty to possession of material involving the sexual exploitation of minors and receiving material involving the sexual exploitation of minors.
In October 2010, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Wieprecht’s residence and located, among other items, an HP Pavilion desktop computer. During the execution of the search warrant, Wieprecht admitted that he used his computer to collect videos of child pornography over peer-to-peer file-sharing networks and that he gave other peer-to-peer users access to his child pornography files. Officers then forensically examined Wieprecht’s computer and found approximately 400 videos containing child pornography. Many of the files were explicitly named and contained graphic depictions of very young children subjected to rape and sexual torture.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Bruce M. Foucart, Special Agent in Charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations in Boston and Chief David Guilbault of the Greenfield Police Department made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven H. Breslow of Ortiz’s Springfield Branch Office.