On Wednesday, new charges were filed against a Glenwood man who has been incarcerated since his initial arrest for crimes committed against children.
Prosecutors in two counties have added 13 new charges against Barry Alan Walker, 58. Four minors were accused of sexual assault in Pike County and charges were filed. There were nine more child-related filings in Clark County.
A DeWitt teacher has been arrested for alleged sexual misconduct with a student, according to police.
Additional charges were filed against Walker on Wednesday, bringing the total number of children involved in charges against Walker to 31 across Pike and Clark counties since 1997.
Involving children in sexually explicit conduct for use in visual or print medium; distributing, possessing, or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving children; rape; computer exploitation of a child in the first degree; producing, directing, or promoting a sexual performance by a child;
Walker was already facing charges following his arrest in Pike County on June 9. The prosecutor testified that the Pike County Sheriff’s office had searched Walker’s residence on that day. Multiple thousand downloadable child pornographic images and seven firearms were seized.
On July 27, Walker faced additional charges in both Pike and Clark Counties. According to the prosecutor’s statement, on June 9, Walker was charged with five counts of aggravated rape against children under the age of 18.
When a doctor in the Northwest Arkansas region is accused of sexual assault, he or she must appear before the medical board at the Arkansas Department.
Walker, who is currently being held at the Pike County Detention Center, has been charged with 34 counts of rape, 29 counts of computer exploitation of a child, 28 counts of producing, directing, or promoting a sexual performance by a child, and 29 counts of engaging children in sexually explicit conduct for use in visual or print medium.
In total, there are 39 class Y felonies, 76 class B felonies, 17 class C felonies, and 11 filings for sentence enhancement for crimes committed in the presence of a child.
Dr. Walker’s medical license had expired. In 1999, after his conviction for sexual battery, his license was revoked.
Dr. Walker’s medical license had expired. As a result of his 1999 conviction in Fort Smith for sexual misconduct involving a minor, he lost his driving privileges.
Clark County Sheriff Jason Watson can be reached at 870-223-3860, and Pike County Investigator John Jones can be reached at 870-784-2591 if anyone has any information on this case.