Former Greybull Officer Sentenced
Written by Andrew-Rossi on April 1, 2019
A former Greybull police officer has been sentenced to five years in prison on charges of transporting child pornography over state lines.
Federal District Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal sentenced 25-year-old James Wynia of Greybull on March 21st for transportation of child pornography. Wynia received sixty months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100.00 fine.
Wynia was an officer for the Greybull Police Department when he was arrested on August 7 of last year. According to the complaint, which was filed in Casper’s U.S. District Court on August 8th, Wynia, quote, “did knowingly possess material which contained images of child pornography… and was in control of a Google account which contained an image of child pornography which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce by means of the Internet.” Endquote.
The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation tied Wynia to the crime after a cyber tip from an investigator in Colorado in December of 2017. Wynia was originally from the Rifle, Colorado area, but was hired as a Greybull police officer in 2017. He was terminated less than a year after he was hired in Greybull.