Kids' acting apprentice arrested, admits fantasizing about 'children in a sexual manner'

Kids’ acting apprentice arrested, admits fantasizing about ‘children in a sexual manner’

(As originally published with bells and whistles, Thu, January 27th 2022, 10:54 AM EST)

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — A man from Boynton Beach who police say worked as an acting apprentice at a children’s theater is under arrest after admitting he shared “nude photos back and forth online.”

The case started last August when the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children tipped off a Boynton Beach detective about child pornography being uploaded to Snapchat.

Police subpoenaed an internet provider and got the address of Chase Walker, 22.

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His arrest warrant says the video showed an eight-to ten-year-old boy involved in solo sex acts.

Two months later, in November, Walker was working as an acting apprentice at a children’s theater in Sarasota. Boynton Beach police alerted their counterparts, who spoke with Walker.

His Boynton Beach arrest report says he confirmed to Sarasota police:

  • he’d been kicked off Snapchat because of the child porn upload,
  • he shared nude pictures of children,
  • “he fantasizes about young children in a sexual manner,”
  • he had child pornography on his phone but deleted it all,
  • he gets his child porn from Twitter, and
  • he sometimes searches for “14 year olds … believing that to be his preference.”
Kids' acting apprentice arrested, admits fantasizing about 'children in a sexual manner'
Chase Walker, 22, of Boynton Beach was arrested for one count of viewing of child pornography on January, 27, 2022. (Orange Co. Corrections Dept.)

Also, Walker did not know how many boys he talked to on Snapchat.

When shown a picture of the boy from the uploaded video, police say Walker told them he believed he spoke to that child online, he fantasized about that young boy, and he admitted he met the child online.

Members of the U.S. Marshals Florida Fugitive Task Force arrested Walker Thursday morning near Orlando for viewing child pornography.

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