Tampa, Florida – A judge has sentenced William Patrick King (36) to 35 years in federal prison for attempted production of child pornography. King had pleaded guilty on February 22, 2018.
According to court documents, King met a 17-year-old girl from Tampa on a teen dating website. He falsely told her that he was 18 years old, when in fact he was then 34 years old. King communicated with the teen using Facebook, Skype, and by phone and text messages. He asked her to produce and send him explicit photos and engaged in nude video chats with her.
King has two prior sex offense convictions in Maryland that involved children.