Police Say Victim Count Up to Nine in Molestation Case

Police do not know of any prior convictions the accused, John Walker, has in relation to the current allegations.

has confirmed that the number of children making accusations has to nine in the alleged .

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.

"We are following up on the numerous phone calls we have been getting this week," said Campbell Sgt. Gary Berg over email March 16. "We are prioritizing the leads and interviewing those children who have been under Mr. Walker's care in the past along with anyone who has information to assist in the prosecution of this case."

The case is still being investigated but as of March 16, Berg confirmed that the charges against John Walker, the accused 41-year-old male nanny, include child molestation and possession of child pornography.

Although there are no convictions related to the current allegations against Walker that police know of, Berg said that the police is not releasing any of the suspect's criminal history.

"As part of the investigation, we have been looking into Mr. Walker's background and previous employment," he said. "Based on that, we do have concerns that his inappropriate behavior with children has been going on for an extended period of time."

The case began to unfold earlier this month when an alleged victim told their parent about the inappropriate behavior that was taking place while Walker was watching them, Berg said. It was then that the first parent contacted the police department.

Since the initial arrest and arraignment, the police have received a "large amount of public support" and have received "numerous telephone calls regarding the investigation."

Those calls, according to Berg range from people who knew Walker, people who employed Walker and possible victims.

"We are following up on all leads and remain committed to assisting victims and their families get through this difficult time," he said.

Walker has his formal arraignment on March 20 at the Santa Clara County Superior Court.

The Campbell Police Department is urging anyone with information or who has knowledge of other potential victims to contact the Campbell Police Department at 408-871-5190.


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