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Lutcher Man Sentenced to for Failure to Report International Travel as a Sex Offender

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA  U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that WILLIE WALKER, age 56, was sentenced on October 14, 2022 by Chief United States District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown to a probationary term of five years for failure to report international travel as a sex offender under the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

According to court documents, WALKER was convicted in Washington State in 2002 of a sex offense that required him to register as a sex offender for life.  In addition to registering as a sex offender, WALKER was also required to timely notify law enforcement at least 21 days prior to any travel outside of the United States.  In February 2020 and  April 2021, WALKER traveled to Ethiopia without informing law enforcement of either trip in violation of SORNA.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Marshals Service for their investigation of the matter. Assistant United States Attorneys Spiro G. Latsis and Rachal Cassagne are in charge of the prosecution.

Updated October 21, 2022