Investigators from the Newton County Sherriff’s Office, assisted by Berrien County Sheriff’s deputies, arrested a 34-year-old man for Internet sex crimes.
An investigator with the NCSO, posing as a 13-year-old female, had been corresponding with 34-year-old John Walker of Nashville, Ga. – located just below Perry – off and on for a year.
Walker allegedly distributed some pornography recently over the Internet through a Web cam to the under-cover investigator, which allowed the NCSO to subpoena Walker’s information from chat room the two spoke in.
According to the investigator, she entered the chat room over a year ago and within a matter of minutes was contacted by Walker. A meeting was not scheduled between the two, but when investigators and deputies received the information about where Walker lived, they contacted Walker at his residence.
Walker was arrested without incident, according to the investigator. Walker is married and his wife was present at the time of his arrest. He has no previous convictions for child-related crimes but he is currently being charged with sexual exploitation of a child, furnishing obscene material to a minor, computer pornography and violation of the Child Exploitation Act of 2007.