Johnthony Walker, driver in deadly school bus crash, indicted on nine counts of statutory rape

Posted at 1:36 PM, Mar 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 14:57:22-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Johnthony Walker, the driver convicted in the deadly Chattanooga school bus crash, has been indicted on several counts of statutory rape.

Walker, who was arrested in Nashville in June 2018, was indicted on nine counts of statutory rape.

Walker allegedly admitted to having sex with a 14-year-old on five occasions. He had been staying with the alleged victim’s family for last few months while out on bond in the Chattanooga case.

He was driving the school bus when it crashed, killing six children.

Walker was convicted of six counts of criminally negligent homicide , 11 counts of reckless aggravated assault and seven counts of assault. He was sentenced to four years in prison in the case.

The judge in Walker’s case allowed him to be out on bond during the appeal process. He also encouraged him to stay outside of Chattanooga after he received death threats.