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Three Sentenced for Crimes Against Children in Walton County

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Judge Kelvin Wells was busy in the Walton County Courthouse today, sentencing three men for various crimes.

Judge Wells sentenced Rex Greco to four years in prison followed by four years of sex offender probation. He also sentenced Nicholas Walker to 38 months in prison followed by four years of sex offender probation and Charles Henry Williams to five years in prison and three years probation on seven counts of aggravated stalking by credible threat.

According to news releases by State Attorney Bill Eddins' office, Williams abandoned his 15-year-old daughter in Walton County, resulting in the child being placed with foster parents. Williams then entered into a series of threatening phone calls to everyone involved in the case including death, sexual assault and other forms of physical harm.

Walker and Greco were both charged with using a computer to solicit a child to meet for sex. Greco thought he was messaging a 13-year-old child and subsequently traveled to her home to have sex. Upon arriving, he was arrested by the Walton County Sheriff's Office in the undercover sting.

Walker thought he was messaging the mother of a 12-year-old child looking for someone to engage in sexual activity with her daughter. Actually, Walker was messaging with undercover officers, who arrested him when he traveled to the location to meet the mother.

All three investigations were conducted by the Walton County Sheriff's Office.

Here are the releases from State Attorney Bill Eddins' office:

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that Judge Kelvin Wells sentenced Mr. Nicholas Walker to 38 months in the Department of Corrections to be followed by 4 years sex offender probation. Mr. Walker was also designated as a Sexual Offender and will be required to register as a Sexual Offender and comply with all statutory requirements and restrictions.

Mr. Walker pled to one count each of Using a Computer to Facilitate or Solicit a Parent, Legal Guardian or Custodian to consent to the Sexual Conduct of a Child, Unlawful use of a two-way Communication Device to Facilitate the Commission of a Felony, and Traveling to meet a Minor to engage in Sexual Conduct with consent by a Parent, Legal Guardian or Custodian. Mr. Walker was charged after he engaged in sexually based conversations by phone and email with an undercover officer posing as the mother of a 12 year old child who was looking for someone to engage in sexual activity with her daughter. Mr. Walker offered to engage in the desired sexual activity and subsequently traveled to what he believed was her home to engage in sexually activity.

While en route to the “undercover location” he was arrested by officers from the Walton County Sheriff’s Office. This was part of an investigation that resulted in the arrest of 10 individuals for similar charges. Charges remain pending against several of the other defendants.

Both the investigation and arrest were conducted by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Internet Crimes against Children Task Force with assistance from the Children’s Advocacy Center. Assistant State Attorney Christine Bosau prosecuted the case. For further information, please contact her at 850-833-9237 ext 225.

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State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that Judge Kelvin Wells sentenced Mr. Ren Greco to 4 years in the Department of Corrections to be followed by 4 years sex offender probation. Mr. Greco was also designated as a Sexual Offender and will be required to register as a Sexual Offender and comply with all statutory requirements and restrictions.

Mr. Greco pled to one count each of Using a Computer to Facilitate or Solicit the Sexual Conduct of a Child, Unlawful use of a two-way Communication Device to Facilitate the Commission of a Felony, and Traveling to meet a Minor for Sexual Favors. Mr. Greco was charged after he engaged in sexually based conversations by phone and email with an undercover officer posing as a 13 year old female and subsequently traveled to what he believed was her home to engage in sexually activity. Upon arriving at an “undercover location” he was arrested by officers from the Walton County Sheriff’s Office. This was part of an investigation that resulted in the arrest of 10 individuals for similar charges. Charges remain pending against several of the other defendants.

Both the investigation and arrest were conducted by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Internet Crimes against Children Task Force with assistance from the Children’s Advocacy Center. Assistant State Attorney Christine Bosau prosecuted the case. For further information, please contact her at 850-833-9237 ext 225.

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State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that Judge Kelvin Wells sentenced Charles Henry Williams, Jr. to 5 years State Prison followed by 3 years probation on seven counts of Aggravated Stalking by credible threat.

The charges of Aggravated Stalking arose after Williams abandoned his 15 year old daughter in Walton County resulting in a child dependency proceeding and placement of the child with local foster parents. Williams then entered into a series of threatening telephone calls to the foster parents, their minor child, his child’s dependency placement counselor, his child’s guardian ad-litem and relatives of those persons in which he threatened death, sexual assault, and other forms of physical harm if his child was not forwarded to him by airline travel. Williams would not return to Walton County to retrieve the child due to the fact that he was a fugitive with warrants from South Carolina and North Carolina.

The joint investigation was conducted by Walton County Sheriff’s Office, Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney Bobby Elmore. For further information contact him at 850-585-7412.