Cameron City Council To Discuss Ron Walker’s Future

Photo by Alan Olson Ron Walker listens Tuesday in Marshall County Circuit Court after his conviction for sexual abuse.

Following Ron Walker’s conviction for sexual abuse this week, the Cameron councilman’s position representing the city’s 1st Ward will be discussed at a council meeting Monday.

Walker, who was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree sexual abuse, was elected in 2016 to represent the south half of the city, which is divided by railroad tracks. Cameron City Attorney Christian Turak said City Council had scheduled an agenda item to discuss Walker’s continued position on council during its next meeting.

“We’re waiting to hear from Ron’s attorney, to see how he intends to proceed with this, but we haven’t heard that yet,” Turak said. “It’s just to put the matter before council, to see what their thoughts are on the matter and discuss what steps they want to take.”

The criminal complaint against Walker states that he compelled a woman to touch his genitals in the parking lot of the city building in 2017.

Walker’s conviction carries a one- to five-year sentence and requires him to register for life as a sex offender. He is free on post-conviction bond until his sentencing, which is scheduled for Feb. 26.

Cameron City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in council chambers at the city building.

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