Middle school aide arrested for sexual misconduct with student

WYNNE, AR (WMC) - A middle school classroom aide is behind bars accused of sexual misconduct with a child.

Wynne Public Schools said Lee Walker was suspended and recommended for termination following reports he made sexual advances toward a child in his classroom.

Walker was arrested and charged with sexually grooming a child, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and sexual indecency with a child.

The teen told police that Walker handed her a note that said "Can I have you? I want you Yes or No?" She said Walker mouthed to her during class "Yes or No."

The girl told police Walker called her up to his desk and showed her a photo of a penis. Walker told investigators the photo was on his phone because he had sent it to a woman the night before and he was texting the woman and the student must have seen it accidentally.

Wynne Public Schools said it is working with police to assist in the investigation.

"Mr. Lee Walker is employed as a classroom aide at Wynne Junior High School.  On January 5th a female student reported that something inappropriate had taken place that day in the classroom.  After an investigation Mr. Walker was suspended on January 8th and given a letter of recommendation of termination.  According to due process Mr. Walker may ask for a hearing before the Wynne School Board on the recommendation of termination.  We know that parents are concerned and we are working with the Wynne Police Department on this matter."

Parents of students at Wynne Jr. High are shocked and disturbed by the allegations.

"It's sad and scary that anything like that would happen," said one parent who did not want to be identified.

The parent said she found out about Walker's arrest earlier this month when she saw his mugshot on the Cross County Sheriff's website.

She said other parents are disturbed by the incident, calling it "nasty" and "scary."

Students said Walker had been at Wynne Jr. High for about a year and a half.

The school said in a statement it has been recommended that Walker be terminated.

Walker can ask for a hearing before the Wynne School Board.

Copyright 2018 WMC Action News 5. All rights reserved.