Twin Falls Man to Be Sentenced On Child Pornography Charges
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) A Twin Falls man has admitted to a judge of having child pornography and taking it across state lines.
According to U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson, Stephen Roy Walker, 43, pleaded guilty Thursday to transportation and possession of child pornography in United States District Court. Walker had been indicted in 2015 by a federal grand jury. In a plea agreement it says that Department of Homeland Security served a search warrant to a hotel in Twin Falls, where Walker was living with three minor children, in February of 2014.
Investigators took computers along with other electronic devices with images of child pornography on them. Walker also admitted in the plea agreement to have transported 462 digital images and 42 videos of child pornography from Texas to Idaho. One of the video had one of the children living with him in it. Sentencing is set for November this year. According to the US Attorneys Office Walker could be facing the following:
Transportation of child pornography is punishable by not less than five, and up to 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a term of supervised release of not less than five years and up to life, and a $100 special assessment. Possession of child pornography is punishable by up to 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a term of supervised release of not less than five years and up to life, and a $100 special assessment.
The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations and the Twin Falls Police Department, with assistance from the Buhl Police Department, the Idaho State Police, and the Twin Falls County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.