Ketchikan man pleads guilty to child porn distribution

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Walter William Onstad, a resident of Ketchikan, has pleaded guilty to charges of distributing child pornography, according to court documents. Onstad has confessed to being an administrator of a Kik group called “Anything Goes,” which was solely used for the distribution of child pornography.

As the group’s administrator, Onstad demanded that members provide images of child pornography to be admitted into the group. After verifying and approving the images, he would grant the individuals complete access to all of the images depicting children being sexually exploited on the Kik group.

Onstad was detained during his plea hearing and will remain in custody until his sentencing, which is scheduled for Aug. 17. If convicted, he faces a minimum sentence of five years in prison, with a maximum penalty of life imprisonment and five to life on supervised release. The decision regarding his sentence will be made by a federal district court judge who will consider the U.S. sentencing guidelines and other legal factors.

Detectives of the Ketchikan Police Department arrested the now-45-year-old Onstad in downtown Ketchikan on May 2, 2022, for the crime of possession of child pornography. The investigation established Onstad had been in possession of over 1,000 combined images and videos containing suspected child pornography.

This case had been initiated by the Alaska Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force at the Anchorage Police Department. Once it was determined it was under the jurisdiction of local police, Ketchikan Police Department took over the investigation.

Onstad had worked in both Ketchikan and Juneau, including time at Home Depot and Sportsman’s Warehouse, and last year was employed by Ketchikan Public Utilities.

12 COMMENTS

  1. I have no problem with drowning him in Misty Fjord. None at all, since he admitted to it.

    I don’t care what the progressives think, children need to be protected. Not sexualized.

    • What makes you think that progressives condone this type of behavior? It’s not like they promote child marriages to girls as young as 12. Tell me again what party from from West Virginia voted to block banning child marriage to girls as young as 12? I’ll give you a hint, it wasn’t progressives.

  2. Facilitating and/or distributing child porn should be a mandatory death sentence, if convicted, in my opinion.

    • Show the radical leftist just a written description of some the evidence against this guy and they would be weeping.

  3. Again! New Life’s Every Mans Battle workshop, and Real men don’t let their homies view porn.

  4. How many others joined his group and how long did it exist before being found out? And I wonder how long it will take for the public to accept this behavior, and furthermore condone it?

  5. Her deserves a legal trial with a competent legal defense. But if he’s found guilty there is no punishment to severe. Our system needs to get back to protecting the most vulnerable such as children.

  6. I know him. Not bad looking at all, but maybe 5’7″ or 5’8″.
    He will be someone’s girlfriend in prison, that’s for sure.

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