BOSTON — A New Jersey man was sentenced to 45 years in prison for trying to produce child pornography.
According to a press release from the FBI, Jordan Winczuk, 36, of Bellmawr, NJ, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Hillman to 45 years in prison and five years of supervised release. This sentence follows Winczuk pleading guilty to one count of attempted sexual exploitation of a minor as well as one felony count of sexual exploitation of a minor as a registered sex offender.
Back in January 2018, FBI say that Winczuk – then a Level 3 sex offender following a New Jersey conviction for sexually assaulting a boy and endangering the welfare of a child through the distribution on child porn – contacted an 11-year-old boy in Worcester on Instagram and coerced him into sending photos of his genitals through the social media platform. In order to continue obtaining lewd photos from the boy, for the next few weeks, Winczuk pretended to be a 13-year-old girl, the brother of the made-up girl and a first responder.
“While on parole for a previous child exploitation conviction, Mr. Winczuk again sought to sexualize and harm another child. Now, this predator is a federal prisoner,” said U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins, in the FBI’s Feb. 22 release. “Today’s sentence illustrates my office’s unwavering commitment to prosecute those who seek to sexualize and harm our children. Through deception and lies, this Level 3 sex offender sought to rob another child of their innocence. Our exceptional law enforcement partners made sure that didn’t happen.”
In February 2018, during a search of Winczuk’s New Jersey home, investigators found cell phones with child porn and multiple conversations with minors in which he asked for lewd photos from other apparent minors, the release said.
U.S. Attorney Rollins, Joseph Bonavolonta, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Boston Division and Worcester Police Chief Steven Sargent made the announcement today.