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Fairfax County Police spokesman arrested, charged with 2 counts of child porn

Bud Walker's mugshot. (Photo: FCPD)

FAIRFAX, Va. (WJLA) – The former public face of Fairfax County Police is now sitting in jail. William “Bud” Walker, who gave countless media interviews and earned the public’s trust as the department’s public information officer, has been charged with possessing child pornography.

During his long career in law enforcement, Walker was once assigned to help kids as a school resource officer in Fairfax County. Now, he’s charged with hurting kids in one of the worst ways.

“As your chief of police, as a father of three children, as a resident of this great county, it gravely upsets me to inform our great community of the arrest of a Fairfax County Police officer,” said Chief Edwin Roessler.

On Wednesday, the 16-year cop and former public information officer was arrested and charged with two felony child pornography counts. According to court documents, inside Walker’s home police seized numerous computers, thumb drives and media disks.

“This matter is disappointing to all of us,” added the chief.

In July of last year, the social networking website Tumblr reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that child pornography was uploaded through Walker’s account.

Walker is in jail without bail, but is still on administrative leave with pay. County officials tell 7 On Your Side that is standard and they are working to remove his salary.

“The most rewarding job I’ve had on this police department is the job I’m currently in, where we get to protect the kids. And it’s a good feeling when we go home at night knowing we have done that,” stated Lt. Jim Bacon of the Child Exploitation Unit.

As of now, detectives say there is no indication any of the children involved were local, but the investigation is ongoing.

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