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UPDATE:

Brennan D. Winkler plead guilty to child exploitation. His other charges were dismisses. He was sentenced to seven years with the Indiana Department of Correction with one year suspended and 300 days of jail credit.

ORIGINAL STORY:

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ind. — A Mitchell woman was arrested Wednesday on child pornography and false informing charges just two weeks after her husband was arrested for alleged child exploitation and possession of child porn.

Indiana State Police say at about 3:45 p.m., a trooper arrested 28-year-old Leslie Nikole Winkler in Bloomington.

Back on August 24, ISP arrested her husband, 26-year-old Brennan D. Winkler, on child exploitation, child pornography and meth charges after cybertips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children led state police on an investigation.

ISP says further evidence seized by a trooper while serving search warrants led to an arrest warrant being issued for Leslie. After her arrest, Leslie was taken to the Lawrence County Jail on the following charges:

  • Felony possession of child pornography (5 counts)
  • Felony false informing (1 count)

Brennan was arrested on the following charges:

  • Felony child exploitation (1 count)
  • Felony possession of child pornography (20 counts)
  • Felony possession of methamphetamine (1 count)
  • Misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia (1 count)

Anyone with information related to crimes against children should contact their local law enforcement agency or visit the the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children website.