BILLINGS – A Billings man is facing charges for allegedly raping a young girl he met online and trying to meet other young girls.
Emilio Walks, 21, was set to make his initial appearance in Yellowstone County Justice Court on one count of intercourse without consent.
According to court documents, Walks met the 13-year-old girl on Facebook and they began dating online for about three weeks before they met in person. The girl initially told Walks she was 16 but later admitted she was 13, according to court documents.
The girl agreed to meet up with Walks in January and met up with him at the Lazy KT Motel in downtown Billings.
The victim told investigators that when she got to the motel, Walks was there with a 30-year-old man and a 15-year-old girl.
The victim reported feeling uncomfortable because she’d never been alone in a motel room with adults before.
Walks said he wanted to smoke marijuana and have sex, according to the victim.
The girl said she wanted to smoke marijuana but did not want to have sex with Walks.
Walks allegedly made the girl undress and raped her, according to court documents.
Detectives spoke with employees at the Lazy KT Motel, who confirmed Walks and the girl went into a room together.
Detectives also reviewed Facebook messages between the victim and Walks and found several nude and semi-nude photos exchanged between them. Authorities also found a message sent after the incident at the motel where the girl informed Walks she had undergone a sexual assault exam at the hospital.
Walks expressed concern that the girl would identify him to authorities.
When questioned by detectives, Walks first denied having sex with the victim and said he denied her Facebook friend request because he didn’t want to upset the 16-year-old mother of his child.
Walks eventually admitted having sex with the girl, according to court documents, and he also admitted trying to add other underage girls on Facebook.
Walks is also mentioned in court documents filed against Erin Montoya, 25, who is apparently the mother of his child.
According to those charges, Walks and Montoya used methamphetamine and left loaded syringes in the home where their 3-year-old child lives with them.
The child allegedly had access to the syringes, which were in a cabinet that was on the floor of the bathroom.
Walks has not been charged in Montoya’s case.
Walks is being held at the Yellowstone County jail on an $80,000 bond.