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Man gets prison time for sexual activity with minor

LAKE PLACID - A Lake Placid man was sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading no contest to charges that stemmed from sexual activity with a minor, according to a press release. Winford C. Pointer of 128 Wilson Way N.E., Lake Placid, had been charged with four counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor, two counts of using a computer to solicit a child and two counts of obscene communications/traveling to meet a minor. Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton voiced concerns in the press release that other victims of Pointer may not have come forward. She encouraged any such victims to come forward. Anyone who may have been a victim of a sex crime involving Porter should call Detective Chris Carr or (863) 402-7354. Anyone with information wishing to remain anonymous can call Heartland Crime Stoppers at (800) 226-TIPS.