HENRY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – The Henry County Sheriff’s Office reports a former Pennsylvania law enforcement officer has pleaded guilty to online child solicitation on Oct. 19.

According to the sheriff’s office, the Internet Crimes Against Children Investigative Unit (ICAC) began an undercover chat operation in Sept. 2022. During the investigation, Robert Steven Walker allegedly contacted an investigator in a chatroom and conducted himself in a very graphic sexual manner.

In March 2023, a search warrant was executed at Walker’s home in Clifton Heights, PA by members of Henry County ICAC, U.S. Homeland Security, and the Pennsylvania Attorney General.

He was taken into custody without an incident and charged with ten counts of using a computer to solicit a child.

On Oct. 19, Walker pleaded guilty to all ten counts and was sentenced to 17 years in prison.