79-year-old pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of toddler

Posted at 1:39 PM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 13:39:24-04

CINCINNATI — A 79-year-old man on Wednesday pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a toddler, United States Attorney David DeVillers announced in a news release.

DeVillers wrote that Thomas Winkelbach, a Cincinnat resident, had been “searching for, downloading and trading child pornography on the internet for years” before meeting the victim. He created explicit images of the victim, a young boy, in 2014 and 2015.

Winkelbach had accumulated thousands of pornographic images by the time of his arrest in 2019.

Following his guilty plea, he could spend between 15-30 years in prison.