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Thursday, September 22, 2022

67-year-old Salt Springs man charged with capital sexual battery on child

A 67-year-old Salt Springs man was arrested after he was accused of sexually battering a victim who was under the age of 12.

On August 9, 2022, a sergeant with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office contacted the Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) regarding a possible sex crime that occurred 10 to 12 years ago, according to a media release from MCSO.

An MCSO detective made contact with the victim who described an incident that occurred when he was approximately 10 years old. The victim told the detective that Edwin Kevin Walker had taken him for a drive in a Jeep near Walker’s home in Salt Springs.

Edwin Kevin Walker
Edwin Kevin Walker

During the drive, the victim stated that Walker parked the Jeep, lured the victim into the woods, and sexually battered the victim.

On September 14, 2022, the MCSO detective interviewed Walker about his interactions with the victim. Walker acknowledged that he had interacted with the victim around 10 to 12 years ago, and he admitted that he touched the victim’s genitalia while teaching the victim how to masturbate.

Walker further admitted during the interview that he had provided the victim with movies to watch that depicted nude men and women.

Walker was arrested and transported to Marion County Jail where he is currently being held without bond. He is facing a capital felony charge for sexual battery on a victim under 12 years of age.

MCSO investigators believe that Walker may have other victims. If you feel that you are a victim of Walker’s, or you know someone who may have been a victim, please contact Detective Peterson at 352-368-3539.