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Campbell Nanny in Court Tuesday

John "Mr. Johnny" Walker is accused of molesting eight girls between the ages of 9 and 15.

 

The case of a nanny from Campbell accused of molesting eight young girls goes to court Jan. 22 at 8:30 a.m.

The Campbell Police Department, in conjunction with the San Jose Police Department Child Exploits Team arrested  on suspicion of child molestation. 

The crimes, according to court documents, took place between November 2009 and March 2012.

Walker, 41, worked as a nanny in Campbell for more than a decade and was known by the children he watched as "Mr. Johnny."

Walker has been charged with a total of 13 counts, including lewd and lascivious acts on a child under the age of 14.

Campbell Police did 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.

It is also alleged that Walker would have the young girls video chat and visit inappropriate websites with him online, the court reports said.

The court reports state that Walker said he had "an interest in 'child development' and 'child psychology.' His goal was to become a teacher."

The reports also reveal that Walker has been investigated in the past for "similar types of allegations and these reports and facts will be located and forwarded to the DA's office at a later time."

 

Tips for Parents and Caregivers

Campbell Patch asked both Campbell Police Capt. Charley Adams as well as Santa Clara County Deputy DA Clarissa Hamilton what tips/advice they would give to parents and caregivers to minimizing the chances of something like this happening to them.

Here is what they said.

Adams: First let me say that the only imprecate online behavior we are aware of related to the victims occurred under the direction and supervision of Mr. Walker. 

On a separate note from this case, the Police Department advocates open communication between parents and their children, and an active involvement in their online usage and experience. The best chance parents have to keep their children safe online is communicate and set boundaries for their children, and to be aware of the sites they are visiting and the people they are interacting with.

Hamilton: Certainly, check with childcare licensing board to see if there has ever been a discipline against the caregiver. All people who provide childcare are licensed.

The problems with these types of cases is that people do things in private. The victims don’t talk about it for one reason or another. These parents were caught completely unaware. Check them (caregivers) out, have detailed questions and go with your gut. Unfortunately in this case, that didn’t work out.

 

Follow our continued coverage of this case here.


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