Bus Driver Convicted Of Killing Six Kids In Deadly Crash Now Charged With Rape Of 14-Year-Old Girl

Bus Driver Convicted Of Killing Six Kids In Deadly Crash Now Charged With Rape Of 14-Year-Old Girl

Johnthony Walker had been living with the victim's family for the past several months.

Published June 15th

The 25-year-old man who was convicted in the fatal Chattanooga school bus crash that killed six students in 2016 was arrested and charged with aggravated statutory rape in Nashville.

Johnthony Walker was arrested by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and later booked at the Davidson County Jail, reported KTLA.

He was charged with aggravated rape.

According to the arrest report, Walker admitted to having sex with a 14-year-old who was related to a family he’d been living with for the last several months. Walker admitted to having sex with the teen on five occasions.

His bond was set at $350,000.

In November 2016, Walker was driving an elementary school bus when it crashed, killing six children. Before the crash, Walker allegedly asked the children if they “were ready to die,” according to parents.

Walker was convicted in March of six counts of criminally negligent homicide, 11 counts of reckless aggravated assault and seven counts of assault.

Walker was sentenced to four years in prison for his involvement in the bus crash.

In court, he made an emotional apology to parents who will never see their children again. While some parents were upset with the sentence, others vocalized how they thought it was not a long enough sentence, reported KTLA. 

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office)

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