Missouri Man Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography
FARGO - U. S. Attorney Christopher C. Myers announced that on Nov. 30, 2015, Billy Wynn Jr., 32, was sentenced before U. S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson to serve 14 years in prison for receipt of child pornography. Judge Erickson also sentenced Wynn to serve 20 years supervised release and to pay a $200 special assessment to the Crime Victims’ Fund.
In September 2013, Wynn moved to North Dakota after which it was discovered that he was involved in a child pornography ring which was sharing child pornography via web-based email accounts. Wynn created various email accounts in alias names to access the child pornography and communicate directly with members of the child pornography ring. As part of this investigation, which originated in North Dakota, other individuals, including the administrator of one such web-based account, have been arrested.
This case was investigated by the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Homeland Security Investigations.
Assistant U. S. Attorney Jennifer Puhl prosecuted this case.
This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, Project Safe Childhood, in conjunction with the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force help federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies enhance their investigative responses to offenders who use the Internet, online communications systems, and/or computer technology to sexually exploit children. The ICAC program is a national network of 61 coordinated task forces engaging in proactive investigations, forensic investigations, and criminal prosecutions. Project Safe Childhood also helps to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.