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School district suspends employee accused of sexual indecency with child

Lee Walker (Source: Cross Co. Sheriff's Office) Lee Walker (Source: Cross Co. Sheriff's Office)
WYNNE, AR (KAIT) -

Police say a school employee accused of sexual indecency with two children showed a photo of his penis to one of his victims, a 12-year-old girl.

The girl’s mother told police on Jan. 5 that Lee (L.T.) Walker had called her daughter up to his desk at Wynne Junior High School where he was sitting and showed her a picture on his phone of a penis.

During an interview at the Wynne Police Department, Detective Rolland Geror asked Walker what had happened at school.

According to the incident report, Walker claimed he had texted a photo of his penis to a woman the night before and that the girl must have seen his phone when she walked up to his desk.

Geror said Walker then gave him permission to obtain the picture from his gallery for evidence.

Six days later, on Jan. 11, a man contacted Detective Geror to report Walker had solicited his 14-year-old daughter for sex.

“The student advised she was uncomfortable about being handed a note and being told by Mr. Walker that he likes watching her walk away,” Geror noted in the second report.

The girl also said Walker wrote a post-it note asking, “Can I have you? I want you. Yes or no?” After showing her the note and getting no response, the girl claimed Walker threw it away.

However, she said he would look at her during class and mouth “yes or no?”

The girl said she “felt uncomfortable” around Walker because he was “always watching her or staring at her.”

Wynne police arrested Walker on Wednesday on two counts of sexual indecency with a minor, sexually grooming a child and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He appeared before a Cross County District Court judge who found probable cause to charge him and set his bond at $25,000.

On Friday, Superintendent Carl Easley confirmed in a formal statement that Walker was employed as a classroom aide at Wynne Junior High School.

He stated that on Jan. 5, a female student reported: “something inappropriate had taken place that day in the classroom.”

The district suspended Walker on Jan. 8 following an investigation into the allegations and sent him a letter recommending his termination.

Knowing that parents are concerned, Easley said the district is working with the Wynne Police Department in the investigation.

Here is Easley's full statement to KAIT:

Mr. Walker is employed as a classroom aide at Wynne Junior High School.  On January 5th a female student reported that something inappropriate had taken place that day in the classroom.  After an investigation Mr. Walker was suspended on January 8th and given a letter of recommendation for termination.  According to due process Mr. Walker may ask for a hearing before the Wynne School Board on the recommendation of termination.  We know that parents are concerned and we are working with the Wynne Police Department on this matter.

Region 8 News has requested more information in this case from Wynne detectives. As soon as it becomes available, we will update this story.

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