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Whitbourne man arrested on child pornography charge

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Walter Williams, 64, could face additional charges

Walter Williams, 64, was arrested at his Whitbourne home by police and charged with possession of child pornography last week.

The arrest took place after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police/Royal Newfoundland Constabulary executed a search warrant at Williams homes in relation to an investigation started in September of this year.

Williams was taken to provincial court in Harbour Grace.

The RCMP says the investigation is still underway at that Williams could face additional charges relating to online child exploitation and a loaded rifle seized from the home.

The RCMP and RNC remind the public that an online predator can access children anywhere in the world and encourage parents to vigilantly monitor their children's online activities. Anybody interested in learning about important topics such as online child exploitation, cyberbullying and internet safety is encouraged to visit Cybertips.ca, ProtectKidsOnline.ca and Deal.Org.

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