- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas-area man must serve 50 years in federal prison for exploiting several youngsters and producing child pornography.

Christian C. Winchel of Rockwall was sentenced Friday in Dallas. The 49-year-old information technology specialist in September pleaded guilty to production of child pornography, transporting and shipping child pornography and possession of prepubescent child pornography.

Prosecutors say Winchel had been downloading child pornography since 1994 and thought he could better trade such images if he produced his own.

He was arrested in February 2015 following a search of his residence that turned up images of child pornography. Investigators say at least five children were victims.

Prosecutors say some recordings included girls from when Winchel previously lived in Indiana. He moved to Texas in 2013. Further details weren’t immediately available.

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