After Day on 'Most Wanted' List, Ex-USC Prof Busted
Walter Lee Williams tracked down in Mexico
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2013 3:33 AM CDT
Updated Jun 19, 2013 4:10 AM CDT
This 2011 image provided by the FBI shows Walter Lee Williams, 64.   (AP Photo/FBI)

(Newser) – Former University of Southern California professor Walter Lee Williams has been arrested in Mexico just a day after he was added to the FBI's 10 Most Wanted fugitives list. The 64-year-old, who is wanted on charges of sexual exploitation of children and traveling abroad for the purpose of engaging in sexual acts with children, was arrested in the resort city of Playa del Carmen, and had apparently been residing in Mexico for some time, the AP reports. Williams, who is believed to have sexually exploited at least 10 minors in countries including the Philippines, "preys on the most vulnerable children," an FBI special agent says. Click for more on Williams, a former Fulbright Award winner.

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apocalypso
Jun 19, 2013 3:38 PM CDT
Yay, F.B.I.!!! We love you, and the NSA, when you're doing stuff like this. Now quit reading my stupid comments and go catch more child molesters. And leave my pot-dealer alone, she ain't hurting anybody.
ChicagoScott
Jun 19, 2013 8:25 AM CDT
Well that was fast. Didn't yesterdays article point out a less than 1 in 1,000 chance of a most wanted fugitive getting caught?
macster
Jun 19, 2013 7:36 AM CDT
Nice run Mr. Lee. I am glad he is now in custody! Preying on the most vulnerable people out there . . . should be ashamed of yourself.