Post by Scumhunter on Jun 17, 2013 11:04:03 GMT -5
Walter Lee Williams is the FBI's historic 500th addition to its top 10 list. He is wanted for the alleged sexual exploitation of children and traveling abroad for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual acts with children.
On April 30, 2013, a federal arrest warrant was issued for Williams in the United States District Court, Central District of California, Los Angeles, California, for sexual exploitation of children, travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct, engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places, and criminal forfeiture.
As forum member Derek pointed out, this case has eerie similarities to Eric Rosser. Let's hope Williams status as the 500th addition not only means he will go down in history, but go down as a capture as well!
They must really considered this guy dangerous if they added him to the list this quickly, considering his warrant is only about 2 months old. Adam Mayes was the quickest I ever seen someone added to the list for their crime, not sure who else has made it to the list this quickly.
Post by Scumhunter on Jun 17, 2013 13:32:33 GMT -5
I believe Michael Astorga was added to the list just a week or so after he shot and killed a police officer (he was wanted for another murder as well). A bit off-topic, but I still have a VCR and found old tapes. Unfortunately, I was only able to find one AMW rerun amongst them but it was the one that announced Astorga's addition.
Post by Scumhunter on Jun 18, 2013 23:53:38 GMT -5
I thought he would be like Eric Toth- captured within a year but not this fast. Part of me is like "come on FBI, you purposely added him as #500 because you knew you were going to capture him a day later didn't you?" LOL (for the record I'm only kidding and don't actually believe that. )
Last Edit: Jun 18, 2013 23:57:08 GMT -5 by Scumhunter
I thought he would be like Eric Toth- captured within a year but not this fast. Part of me is like "come on FBI, you purposely added him as #500 because you knew you were going to capture him a day didn't you?" LOL (for the record I'm only kidding and don't actually believe that. )
I hope this open slot acts as a quick capture slot, where the fugitives keep being swapped out and caught quick.
Post by Scumhunter on Sept 8, 2014 17:12:19 GMT -5
Williams has plead guilty. The plea agreement will result in him serving the mandatory minimum of five years in a federal prison, followed by 10 years supervision upon release, registration as a sex offender, and restitution of $25,000 to his seven victims.
I'm sorry but this sentence is still way too light and this is right after Daniel Chafe, who the FBI had also considered for their top 10 list was sentenced to just 5 1/2 years in prison now.
Is this the new standard for child molesters now? Hey if you go to trial you may get life, but instead of us doing our jobs of prosecuting you and making sure that happens, just plead guilty and you'll only have to do five years.
The FBI keep in mind had made Williams their 500th addition and they had said they would make sure whoever got it deserved that distinction. So when they added him, they were implying he was historically bad.
I don't think it's the FBI's fault he's received this light a sentence, but still, in retrospect, it makes me even more annoyed Yaser Said wasn't the 500th selection.
Post by HeadMarshal on Sept 8, 2014 18:41:34 GMT -5
The only possible benefit I've ever heard for child molesters to plead guilty and not face a trial is so that their victims don't end up testifying. And while testifying about their abuse must be horrifically traumatizing for the victims, Walter Williams and other child molesters should not be getting a slap on the wrist for pleading guilty. (I'm not sure this is the actual reason as to why Walter Williams and even Daniel Chafe plead guilty, but it would make sense).