'Eminent' prof of 'gender and sexuality studies' pleads guilty to sex with underage boys overseas

Walter Lee Williams, a professor of “gender and sexuality studies” at the University of Southern California until he quit in 2011, pleaded guilty yesterday. Eichard Winton and Kate Mather of the Los Angeles Times report:

A former USC professor once on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted fugitives list pleaded guilty Friday to flying to the Philippines and having sex with several underage boys he groomed online.

Walter Lee Williams, 65, admitted engaging in illegal sexual contact with minors in foreign places, entering the plea during a brief appearance before U.S. District Judge Phillip S. Gutierrez.

As part of a plea, federal prosecutors agreed to recommend that the onetime eminent professor of gender and sexuality studies serve no more than five years in a federal prison. He also would be subject to 10 years supervision upon release and must pay $25,000 in restitution to his seven victims. Williams will be sentenced Dec. 15.

The professor was only caught because authroties were contacted by someone concerned over the welfare of the children Williams was molesting. According to the Times, this occurred three years ago, and it was after this tip that the professor quit his teaching post at USC and left the country. In other words, nobody at USC had a clue that anything untoward was going on, and this man was paid to teach students at the high-priced university his views on sexuality which, in practice, turn out to be horrific.

Williams is a published crusader against “homophobia” and an advocate of “Gay and Lesbian Rights.”

I remember quite well when NAMBLA, the adviccy group for sex between men and boys, proudly marched in the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade, and was cheered. That ended many years ago, when critics started shaming the parade organizers. But there is obviously still a current of thought, even among “eminent” thought leaders of the gay rights movement that sex between men and boys is just fine, even when the boys come from impoverished backgrounds and are incapable of consent. No, I am not saying all homosexuals are child molesters. What I am saying is that when you break down barriers of morality and fous on gratification as the principle, it becomes very difficult to draw lines and justify them to everyone.