AMADOR COUNTY, CA - A corrections officer from Mule Creek State Prison was arrested on Tuesday, following various allegations of molestation and otherinappropriate behavior with minors.
According to an Amador County Sheriff's Office report, the initial complaint was reported on June 2, when parents of a 14-year-old girl informed deputies their daughter had possibly been molested by 38-year-old Johnny Irvin Walters.
Amador County detectives subsequentlylaunched an investigation into the allegations, during which timethey received details from multiple sources regarding images posted on social media sites of minors drinking alcohol at Walters' home, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The investigation also revealed that Walters had been hosting pool parties for underage minors and allowing them to drink alcohol and have sex at his property, the report detailed.
Amador County detectives then interviewed two unassociated juvenile girls who reported similar occasions when Walters provided them drinks until theygot drunk and passed out. When they awoke, they found themselves inbed with Walters who wassexually assaulting them,the report stated.
A search warrant was obtained for Walters' home, where evidence was procured corroborating claims that the corrections officer had secretly recorded then watched at least one underage girl showering at his home.
According to the Sheriff's Office, the Amador County District Attorney's Office filed a complaint against Walters for using a minor for sex acts, possession of matter depicting a minor engaging in sexual conduct, unauthorized invasion of privacy, lewd act upon a child, child molesting, and multiple violations of furnishing alcohol to a person under the age of 21. Based upon the complaint, a warrant was issued for Walters' arrest, with bail set at $40,000.
Walters was subsequently arrested at the Amador County Sheriff's Office and booked into the Amador County jail, where he remained in custody through Wednesday on an increased bail of $80,000.
Due to the number of juveniles exposed to the incidents, the Amador County Sheriff's Office deemed this an ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this case was asked to contact the Amador County Sheriff's Office at 209-223-6500.