New on FBI's Most Wanted: Ex USC Prof
Walter Lee Williams accused of sexually exploiting children
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2013 8:28 AM CDT
Walter Lee Williams' wanted poster.   (FBI)

(Newser) – If you took Professor Walter Lee Williams' anthropology class at USC, you might be surprised to learn that as of yesterday he's one of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted fugitives. Williams, 64, became the 500th name added to the list in its 63-year history, the Los Angeles Times reports. The extensive traveler and Fulbright Award winner is accused of sexually exploiting at least 10 children between ages 9 and 17 while abroad. "Because of his status he has the means and access to children, and that's what makes him dangerous," says an FBI agent. Indeed, one website describes Williams' research as focusing on "sexuality in the Southeast Asia/Pacific region."

In one alleged instance, Williams is accused of meeting two 14-year-old Filipino boys online in 2010 and engaging in webcam sex sessions with them, then visiting the Philippines the following year and taking pictures of the "sexually explicit conduct" they engaged in and bringing those photos back to LA. US authorities questioned him, and he fled; there's a $100,000 reward for info that leads to his arrest. The odds may not be in Williams' favor, per this stat from the LAT: Of those 500 people who have been placed on the list, only 31 have not been apprehended or located.

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Jun 19, 2013 11:01 AM CDT
The FBI by passes information which would have led to the apprehension of the Boston Bombers but put a Homosexual professor on the Most Wanted List for taking photos of two consenting homosexual boys performing sex acts. According to the story he did not participate. He's not the leader of a sex slave operation. Sure it's perverted and he should be caught but being put on the most wanted list seems a bit extreme. Calling all cars, calling all cars. Be on the lookout for an old professor who likes to masterbate.
Jun 18, 2013 11:35 PM CDT
"Of those 500 people who have been placed on the list, only 31 have not been apprehended or located." Catch more criminals: Don't put anyone on the most-wanted list.
Jun 18, 2013 4:46 PM CDT
Yet another liberal caught abusing children. Is this a surprise? Kalifornia is now legislating to allow Boys to use Girls school restrooms and locker rooms whenever they "feel" like doing so. Do you want your 14 year old daughter being made to shower next to a 17 year old boy? Do you feel comfortable with that? Those girls could be suspended from school as bigots if they refuse to allow those boys from leering at them while naked. Stop this abuse in the Kalifornia legislature. It has already passed in the Kalifornia General Assembly. Do we need to home school all of our children?