Alabama man guilty in case of sexually abused children

Trial Gavel Sentence

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – A federal jury has convicted an Alabama man for using Internet applications to seek images and videos of the sexual abuse of Filipino children as young as 5 years old.

Federal prosecutors say evidence presented at trial shows Benjamin Walter, 41, of Decatur used two web service provider accounts to get women in the Philippines to sexually abuse their own children and relatives.

The requests spanned about three years.

Walter was convicted Tuesday of four counts of producing and attempting to produce child pornography and one count each of receiving and distributing child pornography. Sentencing is set for Jan. 5, 2022.

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10/7/2021 12:43:36 PM (GMT -5:00)

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