Dalton E. Wilke, 46, of Conesus, Livingston County, has been sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Charles J. Siragusa to 10 years in prison and 25 years supervised release. Wilke, who was convicted of online enticement of a minor, receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography, was also ordered to pay a $2,500 fine and forfeit a pickup truck he drove to meet the victim.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Craig R. Gestring and Marisa J. Miller said the defendant engaged in a series of sexually explicit online chats with a person he believed to be a 15-year-old boy. Over five months, Wilke repeatedly attempted to induce, persuade and entice the child to meet for sex. A meeting was finally agreed to in August of 2008 at a park in Batavia, Genesee County.
The “child” was actually an undercover Batavia Police detective conducting an online child exploitation investigation. The defendant arrived at the planned meeting location where he was arrested by FBI agents and officers of the Batavia Police Department. Following Wilke’s arrest, FBI agents seized computers from his home in Conesus. An analysis of these computers at the Regional Computer Forensic Lab linked them to the online enticement.