Captain Monica Alexander
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*** For Immediate Release***
Date: May 15, 2015
Contact: Lieutenant Mike Eggleston
Phone: (360) 790-5960
62-Year Old Woman Arrested For Trafficking in Child Pornography
Olympia -- Detectives from the Washington State Patrol’s Missing and Exploited Children Task Force (MECTF) have arrested a Westport woman on charges of trafficking in sexually explicit images of minors.
Detectives allege that 62-year old Molly Walker coerced a teenage relative into providing sexually explicit pictures of herself, and then trafficked those images on the internet. The investigation began earlier this week, but detectives believe the production and distribution of sexually explicit images has gone on for approximately two years.
A search warrant was served at Walker’s residence on Thursday, after which she was arrested and booked into the Grays Harbor County Jail. Detectives are interested in hearing from others in the community whose children might have had contact with Walker. They are also investigating potential recipients of the images, and more arrests are possible.
MECTF is a multi-agency task force within the WSP comprised of detectives from the WSP and the Shelton Police Department. MECTF provides support to local agencies across the state in cases involving missing and abducted children and child exploitation.