New Ulm Man Child Porn Sentence 11 Jul 14

A New Ulm man who pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography has been sentenced to 4 days in jail and 5 years of probation. 28-year-old Barry Hinkelman was originally charged with three felony counts of disseminating pornographic works involving a minor and five counts of possession of child pornography. The charges against him came after an eight-month undercover investigation by Minneapolis Police and the Minnesota Cybercrime Task Force allegedly turned up a total of 188 images of suspected child porn on his computer, cellphone and other devices. Hinkelman pleaded guilty to one of the counts of possession in Brown County Court and received a stay of adjudication on his sentence, meaning the felony conviction will be dismissed if he successfully completes his probation. He was also fined a thousand dollars and ordered to pay for a sex offender treatment program.