The officer then threatened to file felony charges against the teen, telling the boy it would prevent him from getting a job and ruin his life. Winkler also told the boy he wouldn't contact Child Protective Services on the boy's mother if he cooperated with him.
The teen went to the State Police shortly after the encounter and told troopers he feared Winkler because of his position.
Winkler agreed as part of his plea agreement never to serve in a position of public trust again, the clerk said. Winkler also must seek and maintain employment and continue with psychological treatment as part of his home confinement, the clerk said.
The former officer first made headlines in 2010 when he accused training officers of beating him unconscious during Multiple Assailant Training at the State Police Academy. Winkler said he sustained a traumatic brain injury.
Winkler and his mother, Pamela McPeak, alleged he was injured during the exercise but was urged to continue by training officers. Winkler then collapsed and was kicked by the trainers, they claimed.
Doctors at Thomas Memorial Hospital in South Charleston discovered Winkler had a blood clot in his brain and a concussion, according to medical records McPeak shared with the Daily Mail in 2010.
An investigation by the Kanawha County Prosecutor's Office cleared the academy's instructors of any wrongdoing after several witnesses disputed Winkler's claims. Dan Holstein, the assistant prosecutor who investigated the matter, said there was no evidence to show the trainers intended to injure Winkler.