Freeport man gets 17 years for sexual exploitation of a minor

Brinkmeier received 17 years in federal prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release.
Brinkmeier received 17 years in federal prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release.(Illinois Sex Offender Registry)
Published: Sep. 9, 2022 at 1:02 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A Freeport man was sentenced Friday to federal prison for traveling across state lines for sex with a minor.

Erich Brinkmeier, 27, pled guilty earlier this year to traveling to Iowa to have sex with a minor he met online. Brinkmeier was required to be a registered sex offender at the time of the incident.

His 17-year prison term will be followed by a lifetime of court-supervised release.