Gilbert George Walks, Jr. Sentenced in U.S. District Cour
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on October 19, 2011, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, GILBERT GEORGE WALKS, JR., a 48-year-old resident of Crow Agency, appeared for sentencing. WALKS was sentenced to a term of:
Prison: 180 months
Special Assessment: $200
Supervised Release: life
WALKS was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to sexual exploitation of children and being a felon-in-possession of ammunition.
In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marcia K. Hurd, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
In July 2010, law enforcement received information that WALKS had taken sexually explicit images of teen girls while they appeared to be passed out. Some of the photos, along with negatives, were found in WALKS' possessions. The girls were questioned and none had any recollection of the photographs. The photographs depict each of them completely unconscious and dressed, by WALKS, in a pair of white thigh-high nylons and high heels. In one girl's case, WALKS also photographed himself having sex with her.
When questioned, WALKS admitted that he had sex with one girl in June 2009 while she was passed out after disrobing and re-clothing her and photographing the scene. he denied having sex with any others but admitted the photography. The girl with whom WALKS engaged in sex was physically incapable of declining participation in or communicating unwillingness to engage in a sexual act.
During the search of WALKS' residence in June 2010, ammunition was also found. WALKS is a convicted federal sexual offender and is prohibited from being in possession of ammunition.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that WALKS will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, WALKS does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for "good behavior." However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.
The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.