Accused Campbell Nanny appeared in court today, but did not enter a plea.
John "Mr. Johnny" Walker, 41, appeared June 12 at 9:30 a.m. but his case has been continued to July 2, 9:30 a.m.
Walker has been charged with a total of 15 counts, including:
- Nine counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child under the age of 14;
- Two counts of oral copulation of a child under the age of 10;
- One count of possession of child pornography.
Campbell Police will not release any specifics to the nature of the alleged victim's identity due to confidentiality, but police did confirm that they all ranging in age from 9-to-15-years-old. Most either know each other or know of each other.
"He's looking at 195 years to life for these charges," said Santa Clara Deputy District Attorney Clarissa Hamilton.
The case began when an alleged victim told their parent about the inappropriate behavior that was taking place while Walker was watching them, Campbell Police Sgt. Gary Berg said. It was then that the first parent contacted the police department.
on suspicion of child molestation. The case has and this morning's plea hearing went the same.
The defense, led by private attorney Nelson McElmurray has asked for more time to review evidence, interview witnesses and investigate, Hamilton said.
This constant continuance of cases is one of the biggest challenges prosecutors face, she said.
"The older our cases, the worse they get for us," Hamilton said. "These are young girls. They want to get on with their lives, get passed this. We try to minimize the trauma to the victims, but these cases are not moving quickly, not just this one, but all of them. We are very backed up."
The other challenge in this case in particular is the number of alleged victims--officially eight, (Hamilton said she is still evaluating whether or not she will add those last two victims to the formal charges against Walker.)
"The thing is that with so many victims, a lot of them will be on vacation at different times," Hamilton said.
She said that she will be requesting a preliminary hearing, with testimony from the alleged victims at the next hearing and hopes for it to be scheduled sometime in August.
"I know at least late August, most kids will be back at school so I know they will all be here," she said.
The Campbell Police Department is urging anyone with information or who has knowledge of other possible victims to contact the Campbell Police Department at 408-871-5190.
Follow our continued coverage of this case here.
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