An ex-Colorado deputy was given 262 months in prison. Afterwards, he will have a lifetime of supervised release for sexually-chatting underage girls in North Carolina.
On March 4, he had pleaded guilty to coercion and enticement of a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child pornography.
38-year-old Vincent Potter is demanded to register as a sex offender after his release from prison.
Court records show that between Jan. and April 2021, Potter was on Snapchat to persuade and get two teen girls to provide him with sexually explicit behaviors so that he could make child pornography. Back then, Potter had been a deputy with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado.
Interactions with the girls started in early 2021. Over Snapchat, Potter acted as if he was 15 and 23 years old.
Records reveal that Potter got the girls to send him photos and recordings of themselves engaging in sexually explicit conduct, saying that he would put the images online if they didn’t do what he asked.
“Potter was a sworn officer of the law, which makes this case particularly disturbing,” said U.S. Attorney King.
Potter is still in federal custody and will be transported to the custody of the federal Bureau of Prisons upon assigning of a federal facility.