Sheridan Police arrested 52-year-old Huntley Rinck on child pornography charges Tuesday. Rinck made his initial appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court yesterday. Rinck’s employer found a portable USB computer drive still attached to a computer at work. The employer viewed contents of the drive to attempt to identify the owner and immediately called police after seeing some of the files.
One of Rinck’s co-workers identified the drive as belonging to Rinck. The drive was seized and examined by police and members of the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation. According to court documents, the device contained multiple images of naked males and females that did not appear to have reached puberty yet. Authorities also found several stories allegedly written by the defendant that graphically described sex acts with children.
As a result of the evidence police obtained a search warrant for Rinck’s home and seized his personal computer. Prosecutors claimed that more charges may be filed after the computer is thoroughly examined.
Rinck refused court appointed legal counsel and asserted he would represent himself in the case. Judge John Sampson set a $250,000 cash only bond. Rinck could receive up to 10 years in prison if convicted of sexual exploitation of children. A preliminary hearing date has not been set yet.