A 71-year-old Valparaiso man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison
after pleading guilty to a charge of enticing a boy to have sexual activity.
On Tuesday, Wayne Wigglesworth was sentenced to the mandatory minimum term
of 10 years and supervised release of 10 years, according to documents filed
in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.
Under the plea agreement, a second count of traveling across state lines for
the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual activity was dismissed.
Wigglesworth was given credit for time served and—on his release—must
register as a sex offender, will be prohibited from viewing pornography, and
may not “frequent places where children under the age of 18 congregate.”
According to the probable cause affidavit filed by U.S. Immigration and
Customs Enforcement, on Aug. 17, 2009, Wigglesworth was stopped by Chicago
Police for failing to signal a turn. When officers made contact with
Wigglesworth, he was in the company of a 15-year-old boy whose reason for
being in the vehicle Wigglesworth was unable to explain, the affidavit
The boy, for his part, advised investigators that he had met Wigglesworth in
an Internet chat room, that Wigglesworth had identified himself as a
43-year-old Indiana man, and that after a couple of weeks of occasional cell
phone conversations and text messages, Wigglesworth told the boy to meet him
at the corner of 60th and Rockwell for a sexual rendezvous, the affidavit
Chicago Police stopped Wigglesworth only three blocks from that corner.
Officers recovered from Wigglesworth’s vehicle a cell phone and digital
camera, among other things, the affidavit stated.