Tony Winters Sentenced For Sex Crimes
A Louisiana man is heading to prison, after being accused of a number of sex crimes with minors.
Thirty-year old Tony Winters was sentenced to 14-to-19 years in prison, followed by two additional suspended prison sentences (15-20 years for one charge, concurrent with 13-15 years for another charge), with 12 years of probation, after he entered an Alford Plea to two counts of second degree sexual abuse of a minor and one count of third degree sexual abuse of a minor.
Natrona County Prosecutors say between 2007 and 2010, Winters was having a number of relationships with under-aged male victims in Casper and in Mills.
One victim told investigators that at times, Winters would buy underage kids alcohol and have parties at his residence, as part of a plan to get them drunk and take advantage of them.
Other victims said at times, Winters would offer to pay for the sex and asked to video tape some encounters.
An Alford plea is not an admission of guilt, but acknowledges that prosecutors have enough evidence and testimony for a conviction.
Winters has also been ordered to undergo a psycho-sexual evaluation.