Leesville Road teacher's assistant faces student-sex charges

From staff reportsMarch 26, 2013 

Javon Lerail Walker

WAKE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

— A Leesville Road High School teacher’s assistant was arrested Tuesday night and resigned from his job after school officials and then police were told he had had sex with a female student.

Javon Lerail Walker, 25, of 3311 Grove Crabtree Crescent in Raleigh faces four counts of sex offense with a student, a felony charge, and was ordered held on $200,000 bail for a court appearance Wednesday.

Walker was hired Sept. 19, Wake County school officials said.

An arrest warrant charges that the sex happened between March 1 and Tuesday.

According to the district, teacher’s assistants at the middle school and high school levels are assigned to work with special education students, either in classrooms or with individual students.

School officials got word Tuesday about possible student-teacher sex and alerted a Raleigh police school resource officer assigned to Leesville Road, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

The officer contacted detectives, who immediately began investigating, Sughrue said.

Walker was formally arrested about 8:20 p.m. after questioning at detectives’ headquarters, according to an arrest report.

Walker’s specific assignment at Leesville Road was not immediately available.

The statute under which police charged Walker specifies that the teacher must be at least four years older than the student.

It also says that it does not matter if the student consented to the sexual contact.

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