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Feds: Man paid Conn. boy for ‘sexually explicit’ Skype sessions

December 20, 2018

A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to five years in jail after pleading guilty to paying a Connecticut minor to engage in sexual activity over Skype.

John H. Durham, U.S. Attorney for Connecticut, said that William Gauvin, 43, of Andover, Massachusetts, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by 10 years of supervised release.

According to court documents and statements made in court, between approximately October 2016 and March 2017, Gauvin, using the name “Will Wiggins,” solicited a 17-year-old boy in Connecticut to engage in sexually explicit conduct over Skype.

In exchange for the minor victim transmitting visual depictions of sexually explicit conduct to Gauvin, he also paid the minor victim more than $3,000 using PayPal.

Gauvin also asked the minor victim to persuade his brother, who was 15, to engage in sexually explicit conduct in exchange for money.

Gauvin resided in Worcester, Massachusetts, at the time of the criminal conduct.

The investigation revealed that Gauvin also paid other minor victims to engage in sexually explicit conduct online.

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