Former USC Professor Walter Lee Williams, 64, a Fulbright award winner who received the USC General Education Outstanding Teacher Award in 2006, received another notable award – he was named one of the FBI’s most-wanted fugitives. Unfortunately for the good professor, the FBI withdrew its award because he was busted Tuesday by Mexican cops in the Caribbean resort of Playa del Carmen.
Williams had taught anthropology, gender studies and history at USC and was recognized for his work with gays, lesbians and transgenders. Now the good professor is being recognized for having sex with young boys between the ages of 9 and 17.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Williams has been charged with the sexual exploitation of children, traveling with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct, and engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places.
Williams found his young victims through his extensive travels in Thailand, the Philippines and Polynesia. His traveling days appear to be over and an extended forthcoming stay is expected to be in a federal lockup where he will have to indulge in sex, not with young boys, but with unsympathetic adult inmates.