Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013
Man Facing Charges for Sexually Assaulting Disabled Woman
WILLIAMSON COUNTY -- A Williamson County man is accused of sexually assaulting a disabled person.
Darrell Walker made his first court appearance Wednesday afternoon on sexual assault and sexual misconduct charges. The 55-year-old worked for a community agency that helps people with disabilities.
Court documents allege that the crimes took place this past summer. The victim is a woman under the supervision of Our Directions in Herrin.
On Wednesday, the judge explained to Walker he faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted. He was then appointed a public defender.
Walker is being held on $200,000 bond and has been ordered to not have any contact with the victim.
Our Directions calls the charges very upsetting and tragic. An administrator tells News 3 they are still learning the extent of the case. Walker was suspended as soon as the investigation began, and he was officially discharged last week.
Walker was also a football coach at Herrin Youth Sports. The organization says it learned of his arrest on Tuesday, and he is no longer affiliated with the program.
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