SPENCER COUNTY, Ind.--A man who was supposed to be caring for two children instead tortured and sexually abused them, filming it to share online. Now he’ll likely be in federal prison until he dies.
Trent Walker, 36, of Spencer County, abused a toddler and a six-year-old, and at the same time moderated an online group dedicated to the sadistic sexual abuse abuse of children. As moderator of the group, Walker encouraged its members to share their own torture and abuse videos.
He also coached people in the group on how to torture children physically, psychologically and sexually and get away with it.
His prison sentence totaled 210 years.
“The vile conduct that Walker inflicted on his victims is reprehensible and will impact these children for the rest of their lives,” said U.S. Attorney Zachary A. Myers. “This sentence ensures that Trent Walker will never have another opportunity to victimize another child and hopefully bring some peace to his victims.”
“The defendant’s repeated sadistic abuse clearly demonstrates he cannot be allowed to be free in the community,” said FBI Indianapolis Acting Special Agent in Charge Robert Middleton. “This investigation demonstrates the commitment of the FBI and our law enforcement partners to protect those who can’t protect themselves and ensure individuals who commit such heinous acts are held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”
“Indiana State Police investigators work diligently every day, all across Indiana, and in close collaboration with its law enforcement partners, to help bring to justice those who seek to perpetuate the victimization of children,” said Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas G. Carter.
“The cooperative team effort with our state and federal law enforcement partners, allowed for the successful prosecution of this dangerous predator. The damage that he inflicted in this world cannot be undone, but this sentence ensures that he will never burden a child with his evil ever again,” said Spencer County Sheriff Kelli Reinke.