A Fouke, Ark., woman who molested a 10-year-old relative of her husband’s, received a seven-year probation Tuesday in Miller County.
Sarah Walker, 29, must register as a sex offender and submit her DNA for inclusion in Arkansas’ database of felony offenders. Walker was fined $2,500 as well.
According to a probable cause affidavit, Walker first molested the boy when he was 10 in 2008 and again in 2013, when he was 15. The boy told investigators he was sexually assaulted by Michael Walker, Sarah Walker’s husband, when he was a 5-year-old.
The boy alleges he was at a family gathering when he was allowed into a bedroom where Walker and several other men were watching a pornographic video. The boy allegedly claims Walker wouldn’t allow him to leave the room and forced him to have oral and anal sex.
The boy is not the only child Michael Walker is accused of abusing. A 3-year-old girl made an outcry of sexual abuse against Walker last year. The girl told authorities Michael Walker made her bleed by putting a “stick” inside her which the girl’s mother allegedly said she believes was a “strap on” sexual aid she knew he possessed.
A 19-year-old who told staff at the Children’s Advocacy Center in Texarkana that Walker began sexually assaulting her when she was approximately 9 years old is among the victims listed in Michael Walker’s charges. The teen told investigators Michael Walker threatened to harm her father if she told and that the abuse continued until she was about 15.
The oldest of Michael Walker’s alleged victims claims he once used duct tape on her hands and mouth during an assault. The girl said she began to feel as if sexual abuse was just a part of life’s routine and began to possess the belief that, “this must be the way life is,” and that she contemplated ending her own life because of it.
Michael Walker is facing three counts of rape, each of which is punishable by 25 to 40 years or life in prison; a single count of second degree sexual assault, which is punishable by five to ten years in prison and a fine up to $15,000; and a single count of sexual indecency with a child which is punishable by up to six years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.
Michael Walker is currently being held in the Miller County jail. His bail is set at $500,000 and his trial is scheduled to begin in June.