Driver in fatal Chattanooga bus crash arrested in Nashville for statutory rape


The driver in a school bus crash in Chattanooga where six children were killed was arrested in Nashville on aggravated rape charges Thursday night.

According to an arrest affidavit, Johnthony Walker, 26, engaged in sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl who lived in a home he had been staying at for the past few months.

The affidavit claims the girl’s family called Metro police when they became aware.

Walker admitted to engaging in sexual intercourse five times with the minor, according to an affidavit. 

In March, Walker was convicted of six counts of criminally negligent homicide in a Chattanooga school bus crash.

Walker was sentenced to four years in prison in April for the November 2016 crash.

He was reportedly out on bond while his appeal is pending. 

Walker is being held in the Metro jail in lieu of a $350,000 bond. 

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