Philadelphia Police Officer Arrested for Child Pornography Offenses

PHILADELPHIA – Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that William Watts, Sr., 55, of Philadelphia, PA, was arrested and charged by Criminal Complaint for transportation and possession of child pornography, arising from his transmission over the internet of images of children being sexually abused. According to the Complaint, the defendant downloaded multiple files of child pornography from the internet application ‘WhatsApp,’ including depictions of prepubescent children engaged in sexual acts, some with adults. The defendant was arrested this morning after the FBI executed a federal search warrant at his residence. He will make his initial appearance in federal