Police Public Info Officer Arrested on Child Porn Charges

FCPD's Bud Walker/Courtesy FCPDA Fairfax County Police spokesman was charged with possession of child pornography and relieved from his job on Wednesday, police said.

William “Bud” Walker, who was a police public information officer, was arrested Wednesday after a criminal investigation found child pornography had been uploaded from his home computer, Chief Ed Roessler said.

Last week, detectives in the county’s Major Crimes Division’s Child Exploitation Unit were contacted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and were provided a CyberTip, received through a blogging and social media networking site. The tip alleged that child pornography had been uploaded through its servers.

Walker was hired by the FCPD in December 1999. He worked in patrol at the West Springfield District Station until 2004. He then took a position in the Public Information Office until 2006. Walker returned to patrol at the West Springfield District Station in March 2006 before being assigned to South County High School as a School Resource Officer, where he worked from November 2006 until August 2009.

Walker then returned to the Public Information Office, where he worked until being relieved of duty last Thursday.

Walker remains on administrative leave with pay. Detectives would like to speak with anyone who has information regarding this active investigation by calling 703-246-7896. Callers who wish to remain anonymous may provide information through Crime Solvers at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477).

Photo: Officer Bud Walker/Credit: FCPD

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