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'Most Wanted' US Fugitive Arrested in Mexico

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Federal Bureau of Investigation wanted poster for alleged child sex predator Walter Lee Williams, following a press conference to announce the FBI's 499th and 500th additions to the "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list on June 17, 2013 at the Newseum in Washi

Federal Bureau of Investigation wanted poster for alleged child sex predator Walter Lee Williams, following a press conference to announce the FBI's 499th and 500th additions to the "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list on June 17, 2013 at the Newseum in Washi

A former U.S. college professor who was recently placed on the FBI's notorious list of most wanted criminals has been arrested in Mexico.

Authorities say Walter Lee Williams was captured late Tuesday in the southern resort city of Playa del Carmen, just one day after he was placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. The 64-year-old is facing four charges related to the sexual abuse and exploitation of children.

Williams is alleged to have traveled to the Philippines in 2011 to engage in sexual acts with two 14-year-old boys he met online the year before. He is also accused of taking sexually explicit photos of one of the boys.

Until 2011, Williams was an anthropology professor at the University of Southern California, where his field of study was gender development.
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