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Man charged with raping 11-year-old neighbor

William Wallis (Source: LMDC) William Wallis (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A Shively man is charged withraping his 11-year-old neighbor.

According to an arrest slip, detectives interviewed theyoung victim after receiving a complaint. She apparently told a family memberwhat happened.

The victim told officers that William Wallis, 64, had sexwith her on multiple occasions. Wallis also apparently watched the victim onregular basis. Police found explicit videos and pictures of the victim onWallis' personal computer.

When questioned by police, Wallis confessed to having sexwith the girl three times and participating in oral sex two other times.

"You can't tell what a predator looks like,"said Shively Police Sgt. Josh Myers. "They come in all shapes, color, and sizes. They don't wear a shirt that says I am apredator."

He also said he paid the victim $20 each time he tooksexually explicit pictures and videos of her. Police said they seized 24 videosand 50 photos of the girl. Police saidphotos date back to when the victim was just 9 years old. They do not believethat the pictures were distributed on the web, but only for Wallis' personaluse.

Police believe this is an isolated incident, but arecontinuing to investigate in case there are other victims.

Wallis was arrested Tuesday and charged with rape, sodomy, possessing childpornography and using a minor in a sex act.

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