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Former Kinston councilman pleads guilty to child porn charge

Posted April 29, 2013

— A former Kinston City Council member pleaded guilty Monday to a federal child pornography charge, authorities said.

William Walter Barker, 44, pleaded guilty to receipt of child pornography. He will be sentenced later and faces five to 20 years in prison.

According to investigators, a USB drive containing sexually explicit images and other documents was found in Fremont Town Hall last year. Barker had attended a Board of Aldermen meeting to discuss the town audit, which his firm conducted, and the USB drive was found near where he had been sitting, authorities said.

Authorities linked the USB drive to Barker, and a search of his Kinston home turned up more than 4,000 images and 100 videos of child pornography on a laptop computer, authorities said.

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  • dwr1964 May 1, 9:31 a.m.

    Where is his picture? This guy confessed. WRAL has no problem showing arrest records with pictures prior to conviction. I believe thats called guilty until proven innocent....bubbba

    http://bustedlocals.com/william-walter-barker/

    It took more time for you to complain about WRAL not including a picture with this article than it did for me to actually find the pic for myself. Since you are apparently too lazy to research things yourself, I included the link just for you.

  • GravyPig Apr 30, 9:44 a.m.

    I agree Bubbba. Where is the pervs pic? I know these are news breifs, but it shouldn't be hard for a reporter to find a pic of a former Kinston Councilman.

  • bubbba Apr 30, 8:57 a.m.

    Where is his picture? This guy confessed. WRAL has no problem showing arrest records with pictures prior to conviction. I believe thats called guilty until proven innocent.

  • OneLove Apr 29, 5:07 p.m.

    Freaks don't always have to look that way nor have a shady track record. Be aware....they're EVERYWHERE