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New Haven Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Child Pornography Offense

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that EDWARD WALKER, 50, of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 120 months of imprisonment, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for producing child pornography.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in June and July 2019, Walker made two cell phone videos of himself engaging in sexual activity with a 16-year-old girl who was a runaway from foster care and dependent on Walker for housing, food, and other necessities.

On April 12, 2023, Walker pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.

Judge Shea ordered that the 10-year sentence will run concurrently with a 25-year federal sentence that Walker is currently serving after being convicted of sex trafficking This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Angel M. Krull and Shan Patel.

This prosecution is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood Initiative, which is aimed at protecting children from sexual abuse and exploitation.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

To report cases of child exploitation, please visit

Updated August 1, 2023

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