CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal judge has sentenced a northern Colorado man to 10 years in prison following his guilty plea in a child sex sting operation.
Judge Alan B. Johnson sentenced 58-year-old John Scott Pinkerton, of Pierce, on May 1.
Pinkerton pleaded guilty earlier this year to attempted online solicitation of a minor.
Prosecutors say Pinkerton responded to an advertisement that officers with the Wyoming Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force had placed on the Internet. Prosecutors say Pinkerton agreed to pay $200 to have sex with and photograph a 12-year-old girl.
Pinkerton was arrested when he arrived at a Cheyenne hotel with $200 cash and a digital camera.