Brian Wittke, 51, a previously convicted sex offender who shared child pornography online and produced child pornography of two children under age two, was sentenced to life in prison today, announced Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Wittke, of Wilkes County, was also ordered to serve a lifetime of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender should he ever be released from prison.
Robert Schurmeier, Director of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) and Chief Andy LeBeau of the Boone Police Department join U.S. Attorney King in making today’s announcement.
“Brian Wittke is a repeat sex predator who caused two young children unimaginable harm,” said U.S. Attorney King. “Protecting children from sexual abuse and exploitation is a priority for my office. Our Special Prosecutions Unit is dedicated to removing predators like Wittke from the community and working with victims to ensure they have a voice in the criminal justice system.”
To learn more, please read the full press release linked below.