Here we have a man James E.Walker, convicted sexual offender raped a minor again in Centennial Park back in 2007. James Walker is now a convicted sex predator after the rape of this boy. Holly Hill allows sexual offenders in their parks. Mark Barker of the Police Department stating that sex crimes in Holly Hill Parks are common. They had made 9 arrests already that year. Fast forward November 2011 and Holly Hill is having a sex crime sting in Ross Point. Four years later and the City of Holly Hill has not stopped allowing sexual offenders in our parks?
What is wrong with this picture? Daytona Beach has strict sexual offender/predator laws and do not allow drug rehab businesses like AA to set up shop in their parks.Why is the City of Holly Hill so laid back about protecting the citizens and allowing pedophiles and sex predators in our parks?
Sentinel Staff Writer
November 10, 2007
A registered sex offender is back in jail after Holly Hill police charged him with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in a park restroom Friday.
Police said the boy missed the bus and was walking to Mainland High School in nearby Daytona Beach when he stopped at Centennial Park about 8 a.m. to use the bathroom.
The boy had just sat down in a stall when police said James E. Walker, 38, of Holly Hill, slid underneath.
Walker pinned the youth to the wall, performed a sex act on him and then fled, said Cmdr. Mark Barker of the Holly Hill Police Department.
The boy, who was otherwise uninjured, alerted a groundskeeper at the lakefront park on 10th Street. Authorities said a police officer found Walker in the parking lot of his apartment complex about a half-mile away.
Parks in Holly Hill are not off-limits to sex offenders, only sexual predators, who have committed more violent crimes and can’t live near parks.
Walker got out of prison in April after serving less than half of a 15-year sentence for lewd and lascivious assault on a child under age 16, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.
In 1996, he was among the Volusia County men who were the focus of a six-month Orlando Sentinel investigation of pedophiles in the Daytona area.
Walker was able to leave prison early in part because the laws in effect at the time of his offense allowed him to earn considerably more time off his sentence for good behavior, said Jo Ellyn Rackleff, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Corrections.
Today, prisoners cannot work off more than 15 percent of their jail time, she said.
Walker also has been arrested on drug charges in Bay County, in Florida’s Panhandle.
Barker said sex crimes in parks aren’t unusual. Police made nine arrests this year.
Walker is being held without bail at the Volusia County Branch Jail on charges of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child under 16, exposure of sexual organs, false imprisonment, simple battery and resisting arrest with violence.
Another article about it-
Sex Offender Accused Of Assaulting Boy In Bathroom
HOLLY HILL, Fla. — November 10th 2007
A convicted sex offender sexually attacked a boy in a public bathroom Friday morning when the boy stopped to use the restroom at Centennial Park on his way to school, according to Holly Hill police. SLIDESHOW: Images Of Suspect’s Arrest, Park BathroomOFFENDER FLYER:Info On Suspect From FDLESEARCH:Do Sex Offenders Live In Your Neighborhood?
The suspect already served a seven-year prison sentence for lewd conduct with a child and he just got out in April. He lived about a half-mile from the park restroom where police said he molested the 15-year-old boy.James Walker, 38, was defiant after his arrest.”I did not do this. You’re full of s***,” Walker told Eyewitness News as he was taken into custody, adamant that he had nothing to do with the sexual attack.
“Mr. Walker represents truly the worst of the worst,” said Mark Barker, Holly Hill Police Department.
Police collected evidence from the scene Friday where they say the registered sex offender attacked a 15-year-old boy. The teen was on his way to school, stopped to use the bathroom and investigators said Walker climbed up underneath the door of the stall. Once in the stall, police said, Walker struggled with the boy and held him against the wall while he touched himself.
After the attack, the boy found a park employee who called police.
“I can’t begin to tell you the level of frustration that I and my officers feel on the heels of this incident,” Barker said.
Police immediately spread out to look for the suspect and a sergeant noticed Walker at a nearby intersection. As soon as he stopped to try to talk to Walker, he ran. The officer tried to stop him with a taser, but missed the shot. He ended up catching Walker in the back parking lot of the apartment building where Walker lived.
Only out of prison for seven months, Walker faces five charges now that could put him back behind bars.
“I was never in no bathroom,” Walker insisted.
The news is already spurring calls for a change in Holly Hill. The mayor told Eyewitness News he will suggest changing all public bathrooms to single rooms with locking doors to prevent similar incidents.
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This has been going on in Holly Hill Parks for years,including Sunrise Park that is still listed online as a place for men to hook-up.
They even mention the bathrooms at Sunrise Park.Holly Hill PD need to do more to stop this.