DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A federal grand jury has charged Travis E. Walker, 35, of Miami Township with producing, distributing and possessing child pornography in a six-count indictment.
Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Angela L. Byers, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cincinnati Division, Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer and Miami Township Police Chief Ronald L. Hess announced the charges Tuesday.
According to the indictment, beginning in at least January 2018 and continuing through May 7, 2018, Walker allegedly sexually abused a minor in order to create child pornography.
Walker is also charged with distributing and possessing child pornography.
Federal prosecutors say producing child pornography is punishable by 15 to 30 years in prison. Distributing child pornography carries a potential sentence of five to 20 years in prison. Possessing child pornography is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Montgomery County Jail records show Walker was arrested and booked into the jail on May 10. He has been held on federal charges since that time.
Federal prosecutors say an indictment merely contains allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.