COVID-19 delays sentencing for North Ridgeville pastor, his wife convicted on sex crimes involving a minor

David Walker (Source: Cuyahoga County Sheriff)
David Walker (Source: Cuyahoga County Sheriff)((Source: Cuyahoga County Sheriff))
Published: May. 18, 2022 at 8:23 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A North Ridgeville youth pastor and his wife were set to be sentenced by a Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas judge on Wednesday for criminal charges involving sex with a minor, but the hearing was delayed due to a COVID-19 case.

According to court officials, one of the attorneys in the case tested positive for the coronavirus.

David Walker, who served as a youth pastor at churches in Cleveland and North Olmsted, pleaded guilty in March to six counts of attempted sexual battery and one count of endangering children.

Walker’s wife, Anna, also previously pleaded guilty to one count of endangering children and one count of assault, according to court records.

According to investigators, the Walkers assaulted a female victim between May 2005 and December 2007. She was a parishioner and a member of the church youth group at the time.

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