Walker sentenced for sexually abusing child

Published 11:47 am Tuesday, September 1, 2015

By JESSA PEASE / Staff Writer

PELHAM— Paul Edward Walker, 30, was sentenced Sept. 1 to 50 years in prison followed by an additional 30 years after being found guilty on one count of first-degree rape and one count of sexual abuse of a juvenile female on June 10.



According to the Shelby County District Attorney’s office, Walker will serve the two terms consecutively.

“Justice was served today,” said Shelby County District Attorney Jill Lee after the jury’s decision June 10.

The Pelham Police Department arrested, Walker, then 27 years old, on Aug. 12, 2012. At the time of his arrest, Pelham Police Chief Larry Palmer said the charges were tied to a single event involving one of Walker’s juvenile family members who was younger than 12. Palmer said the incident happened while Walker and the victim were living in the same residence in Pelham.