Johnthony Walker Facing Statutory Rape Indictments In Nashville

Monday, March 11, 2019

Johnthony Walker, who is already facing a four-year sentence for the deaths of six children in a school bus wreck in Brainerd, has been indicted in Nashville on eight counts of statutory rape.

Walker was charged earlier of having sex with a girl from a family he was staying with during the appeal of his Chattanooga case.

The Davidson County Grand Jury also returned an indictment for sexual exploitation of a minor.

Walker was arrested last June after the 14-year-old girl's parents found out about the relationship.

Walker was driving a county school bus that crashed in 2016 after veering off Talley Road.


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City Council members were told Tuesday they will get a report next month on consolidation of city Public Works with the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority (WWTA). Mike ... (click for more)

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City Council members were told Tuesday they will get a report next month on consolidation of city Public Works with the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority (WWTA). Mike Marino of Jacobs Engineering said "the numbers look good" on financial benefits and efficiencies from the merger. He also noted, "There are a lot of details to it," including "what it looks ... (click for more)

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Troopers and local law enforcement investigated 13 fatal traffic crashes resulting in 15 deaths across Georgia during the Memorial Day holiday travel period. The 78-hour holiday period began on Friday, at 6 p.m. and ended Monday, at 11:59 p.m. Statewide, Georgia State troopers investigated 317 traffic crashes that resulted in 188 injuries. Troopers also investigated nine fatal ... (click for more)

Opinion

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Sports

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