Charges: St. Paul man sexually abused child relatives

He faces up to 30 years in prison for each criminal sexual conduct charge.
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Sean Windingland

Sean Windingland

A 29-year-old St. Paul man has been charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct after admitting to police that he engaged in sexual acts with two of his child relatives.

Sean Windingland was charged this week in Ramsey County District Court, with a criminal complaint alleging that Windingland committed multiple acts of sexual abuse from approximately Jan. 1 to Mar. 22, 2019. 

A criminal complaint alleges that Windingland exposed his genitals to the two girls, both born in 2012, with investigators finding he had them touch him sexually and would give them money for pop and candy as a reward. 

It also alleges that he touched the girls' genitals and posted videos of sexual conversations he would have with them on the internet, which spurred numerous calls to St. Paul police from all over the country, the complaint says. 

On March 22, the mother of the girls received a call at 10:53 p.m. from Windingland, who confessed his acts of sexual abuse.

In an interview with police, Windingland admitted to posting videos of the girls on pornographic and "pedophile" websites that were heavily protected to avoid detection. 

He told investigators that most of the abuse took place at his parents' house in St. Paul. 

If convicted, Windingland faces up to 30 years in prison for each count of criminal sexual conduct. 

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