|Benjamin Walter, 41, of Decatur, Alabama, used the internet to get women in the Philippines to sexually abuse their own children and relatives. (Photo from Inquirer)|
[Asia News = Reporter Reakkana] A federal jury found a Morgan County, Alabama man guilty of producing images, videos and live streams of violent sexual abuse of Filipinos as young as five years old. Benjamin Walter, 41, of Decatur, Alabama, used the internet to get women in the Philippines to sexually abuse their own children and relatives, according to court documents. Walter also received emails with images and videos of young children engaging in sex acts with adult men, PH Inquirer reported.
Walter was found guilty of four counts of making and attempting to make child pornography and one count each of receiving and distributing child pornography. Sentencing is set for January 5, 2022. He faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years of imprisonment and a maximum of 160 years of imprisonment. Over three years, Walter directed women to cause the gang rape of young children or sexually assault them, sending money to the Philippines for videos, images, and live transmissions via wire transfers.
The FBI Birmingham Division and FBI Huntsville Resident Agency investigated the case.