Longtime teacher gets probation for attempted Internet luring of child

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Grand Junction High School's former athletic director was sentenced Thursday morning according to the Mesa County District Attorney's Office.

According to prosecutor David Waite, Johnnie Walker will spend 10 years to life on probation. This means he'll be under state supervision for a minimum of 10 years and for longer or even life if authorities decide so.

Waite also says that Walker, who has already registered as a sex offender, will also have to complete sex offender treatment and pay fines and court costs of $8,000.

A jury found the 51–year–old guilty on two charges, attempted Internet luring of a child and attempted enticement of a child.

11News first sparked the investigation into Walker after receiving a package containing pictures and sexually explicit chat logs between a man posing as a 14-year-old girl and Walker.

At the time, Walker was employed at Grand Junction High School.

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