WORCESTER - The Worcester Police Department's Cyber Crime Unit is working in collaboration with the FBI into an investigation involving the sexual exploitation of an 11-year-old Worcester boy by a 34-year-old New Jersey man.
According to the Worcester PD, their department initiated the investigation as part of the FBI Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Task Force.
As ThisWeekinWorcester.com reported earlier this month, Jordan Winczuk, 34, was indicted on one count of attempted sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of committing a felony offense involving a minor while being required to register as a sex offender.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, Winczuk attempted to persuade an 11-year-old Worcester boy, whom he had met through social media days prior, to send him images of his genitals via Instagram.
As a result of a 2010 conviction for sexually assaulting a boy and endangering the welfare of a child through the distribution of child pornography, Winczuk is a level 3 sex offender.
Winczuk is currently in state custody in New Jersey on unrelated charges.
If convicted of the attempted sexual exploitation, Winczuk faces a mandatory minimum sentence of life in prison, a minimum of five years and up to a lifetime of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine. The charge of committing the offense while being required to register as a sex offender provides for a mandatory 10 year sentence, to be served consecutive to the sentence imposed on the sexual exploitation charge. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
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