A Shreveport man accused of sexual abuse of two tender-age victims almost a decade ago was found guilty in Caddo District Court Wednesday, July 27, 2022.
The seven-woman, five-man jury in District Judge Chris Victory’s court unanimously found Jeremy Walker, 36, guilty as charged of two counts of first-degree rape. When Walker returns to Judge Victory’s court August 8, 2022, he faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison at hard labor without the benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.
The jury learned that on or about December 24, 2014 through December 14, 2015, the defendant had anal and oral sex with one child, who was 7 at the time, on occasions when he was at the babysitter. The child told his aunt what had happened to him when he was 13. Investigation into the assaults began in late April 2021. During his Gingerbread interview the first victim disclosed that he also had seen the babysitter’s son forced to perform oral sex on Walker. That child disclosed to his mother that Walker had oral and anal sex with him when he was age 5.
Walker was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Kodie K. Smith and Brittany Arvie. He was represented by Michael Enright and Dave Knadler of the Caddo Public Defender’s office.